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Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts

Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts | Poverty Assignment By_Felicia Low | Scoop.it
Hunger in Britain has reached the level of a “public health emergency” and the Government may be covering up the extent to which austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, leading experts have said.

Via Leicester Worker
Low's insight:


-Many children are in need of food aid.

-Many people are eating less and less athough there is more food aid.

-It is happening all around the world.


- Children have no parents to provide them with food.

- Growing population, need more food.

- Lack of sources, so no food.

- Many people eat what excess, and throw away food.


- Why is there more and more people needing food?

- Why isn't there food given to them?

- Shouldn't there be more farms to produce food? Or does nobody want to be a farmer?

Lynn Keok's comment, January 27, 2014 8:23 PM
I agree, though why are more people eating less and less although there is more food aid? I think the developing countries should encourage their people to decrease birth rate to help with the situation.
m.y's comment, January 27, 2014 8:42 PM
True, why not create more sources of food. Farming should be regarded more ighly as it is them that supplies ethe world wth food. Maybe this will promote more people to farm
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Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food | Poverty Assignment By_Felicia Low | Scoop.it
Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia at the end of the month—right before paychecks and benefits come out.

Via David Simpson
Low's insight:


-Poorer people get hospitalized for hypoglycemia more often then normal people.

- It happens at the end of the every month.


-It happens at the end of the month, paycheck is given at the start of the month.

- Not enough food to eat.

- Hospitalization needs money.

-Food need money. 


- Why do they not have enough money?

- Is food really expensive there?

- Do they have enough money to go to the hospital if they don't for food?

- Why does it keep happening?

Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 29, 2014 10:06 AM
In my perspective, not only just the lack of food and the high medical treatment fee may cause the poor sick, but also the obstinacy of poor people. When they initially infect some small disease like flu, cough and fever. The first thought come out of their mind is that those diseases would flee away after a few days and there is no need to see the doctor and eat drugs. No one says that they should think in that way but our society forces them to think and they have no choice, they do not have enough money. Consequently, the evolution of those small disease leads to many great problems. So what can we do to help them is just to donate money and create health welfare to decrease their costs to some extent.
May's comment, January 30, 2014 7:32 AM
I agree with Evelyn that the poor have no enough money for food let alone medical bills. They are barely making both ends meet so where would they get the extra money for medical bills? They cant afford to have leftover money or savings for the month or anything like these. So they wont go check up for their health when they think they are just fine. Only later then they will know they have hypoglycemia. We should lend a helping hand by donating money, food and clothes for the poor instead donating only when they have developed hypoglycemia.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 1:52 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. Instead of helping these people suffering from the disease in later stages, donors/the society should have helped them in the earlier stages or while they are still not suffering from any disease. Educating the people from young will lead to a better future for all.
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Rural poverty: when the food bank is only 20 miles away...

Rural poverty: when the food bank is only 20 miles away... | Poverty Assignment By_Felicia Low | Scoop.it
Low-income families skip meals because they can't afford to get to the nearest shop to buy groceries, and walk for hours to get a charity food parcel, according to a report into rural food poverty

Via Steven Preece
Low's insight:


- People who live in rural areas have no food.

- Food banks is near but they cannot reach it.

- They live near farmers and farms.

- High food costs


-They can eat the crops they grow, they don't need to go to the food bank.

- They might not rear enough animals.


- Why is the food cost so high when they live on a farm?

- Can they just send a representative from their village to take the food from the food bank? It would save transport money.

Davina De Laure's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:52 AM

my insight

After reading this article i am shock to know how other people in other country are suffering.At rural countries  low-income families they skip meals because they cant afford to get to the nearest shop to get groceries, walk for hours just to get charity food parcels. and also since the rising of demand of food aid like everywhere else. this rural fastness presents speacial challengers. All this leads to unhealthy eating . like me explain families in poverty nutritionally-poor food such as takeaways and frozen food because healthier options were to expensive it found. Individuals skipping meals because they can't afford food, or buy enough food to feed the whole family was also identified as a serious problem. This poverty should stop donate food cans to family around the will it might save alot of lives without us knowing and after knowing that there are people suffering like this i think twice of wasting my food 

Lim Theng Shryl's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:45 PM

I felt very sad for the people living in poverty after reading this article. They had to skip meals because they cannot afford to get to the nearest shop to get their groceries. The people live in hunger, and have poor living conditions because the food they have are mostly unhealthy or they have no food at all. I think the government should do something useful for these poor people living in such conditions.

Jasmine GreenTea's curator insight, February 24, 2014 11:02 AM

After reading the article, i know that demand for food aid is rising, like everywhere else. Families in poverty are consuming nutritionally-poor food such as takeaways and frozen food because healthier options are to expensive to be found. Individuals are skipping meals because, either, they cannot afford food, or buy enough food to feed the whole family. The Salvation army, had been providing hot meals for the homeless for over 100 years but in the last year they had seen a huge increase in the number of people who have a home but have no money for food coming to them for help.

I wonder if people in rural areas also feel the stigma of asking for help more, since there are not many people found in rural areas.