'Food Poverty can be defined as the inability of individuals or households to obtain an adequate and nutritious diet, often because they cannot afford healthy food or there are a lack of shops in the area that are easy to reach.' The UK Food Standards Agency
During April - June 2013 Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service carried out a research study into the provision of emergency food around North Yorkshire.
This research gathered information from the voluntary and community sector, housing associations, the public sector, faith organisations and organisations providing emergency food handouts. The follow up report looks at food poverty issues from a cross county level and aims to identify trends which can be seen in each of the 7 districts of North Yorkshire, namely Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.
Please click the image below to download a copy of the North Yorkshire Emergency Food Provision Research Report: