Understanding Food Poverty

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Understanding Food Poverty and the Transitional Behaviour of Vulnerable Individuals

On Thursday April 25th, 2019 from 3.30 – 7pm at Media City UK, University of Salford M50 2HE

As almost a fifth of the UK population live in poverty and emergency food access is increasing year-on-year, our event reports on the temporal experience of austerity and food access exclusion in the Greater Manchester and city of Birmingham regions with the purpose of helping vulnerable individuals to navigate their way out of food poverty.

This event is hosted by SHUSU at the University of Salford, together with Huddersfield Business School and Birmingham Business School. Sponsored by British Academy/Leverhulme, it aims to bring together stakeholders across business, government, charities, academia and society to discuss key questions around food poverty and poverty in general.

In addition to disseminating their key findings and policy summaries from local government, the event features an open Q&A panel with leading thinkers from Greater Manchester Poverty Action, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Birmingham Food Council and Salford City Council.

GMPA Co-Director Tom Skinner, who will be speaking at the event, commented “The Food Poverty Action Plan for Greater Manchester is centred around the need to address the underling causes of food poverty at the personal as well as societal level. This event is important as it will discuss and develop the evidence base forĀ helping peopleĀ to navigate their way out of food poverty.”

Conference Chairs: Prof. Morven McEachern; Dr Caroline Moraes; Prof. Lisa Scullion; and Dr Andrea Gibbons.

Refreshments are provided on arrival and midway through the event.

The event is free to attend but pre-registration is compulsory via Eventbrite.


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