Every year, the BMJ has a charity appeal - we’ve regularly focused on organisations like MSF, or Lifebox - providing support to areas of the world which don’t have good healthcare provision… This year though, covid-19 has changed everything - and we’re focussed inwards, on the UK.
With growing unemployment, sections of the population being laid off, and with the well documented delays in receiving universal credit - food insecurity has become a major issue in the sixth largest economy in the world.
In this podcast Martin Caraher, emeritus professor of food and health policy at City University of London, explains how this crisis is a long time coming, and the result of the inattention of successive governments to the issue of hunger.
We also hear from Sabine Goodwin, coordinator of the Independent Food Aid Network, the recipients of this years award funds, about how the their network is being affected by the covid-19 pandemic, and how your money will be used to supports food banks, and advocate for their obsolescence
Donate the the Independent Food Aid Network here: