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Hungry Britain : The rise of food charity

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Drawing on empirical research with the UK's two largest charitable food organisations, this book explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming food insecurity.

As the welfare state withdraws, leaving food banks to protect the most vulnerable, the author questions the sustainability of this system and asks where responsibility lies - in practice and in theory - for ensuring everyone can realise their human right to food.

The book argues that effective, policy-driven solutions require a clear rights-based framework, which enables a range of actors including the state, charities and the food industry to work together towards, and be held accountable for, the progressive realisation of the right to food for all in the UK.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 10.16mm | 272.16g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Halftones, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1447328299
  • 9781447328292
  • 1,946,009

Table of contents

Introduction;
Hunger and charitable emergency food provision in the UK and beyond;
Theories of the food insecurity 'problem' and the right to food 'solution';
Food charity: the 'other' food system;
The sustainability of food charity;
Food charity as caring;
Food charity and the changing welfare state;
Conclusion.
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Review quote

"Lambie-Mumford argues effectively for the state to recognise and protect the fundamental right to food and draws attention to areas in which a charitable response, while allowing an avenue through which to enact values of care, proves insufficient. It can be recommended to readers with the additional hope that it spurs further discussion about the implications of foodbanks in the wider welfare mix." Voluntary Sector Review "This is a benchmark study of hunger, charity and human rights, exposing UK government neglect. Ethical, critical, and constructive, it is essential reading for those concerned about breadline Britain." Graham Riches, University of British Columbia "Thorough and thought-provoking, this book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the many dimensions of charitable food provisioning in the UK." Rachel Loopstra, King's College London "This is a benchmark study of hunger, charity and human rights, exposing UK government neglect. Ethical, critical, and constructive, it is essential reading for those concerned about breadline Britain." Graham Riches, University of British Columbia
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About Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford is Research Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield. Hannah's research focuses on food poverty and insecurity, the rise of emergency food provision and the human right to food. Hannah has undertaken research on these issues as part of RCUK and government funded projects. Hannah also sits on Child Poverty Action Group's (CPAG) Policy Advisory Committee and is a registered specialist with the Food Standard Agency (FSA).
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