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How social supermarkets are filling a gap in austerity Britain

Social supermarkets have emerged in Britain in the past five years as a response to food poverty and food waste.

  • Lopamudra Patnaik Saxena
  • The Conversation

These non-charitable initiatives sell food “surplus” to people on low incomes at heavily discounted prices, and provide social support.

Flef 3cIn new research, my colleague and I have mapped the growth of social supermarkets and found that while they help support people who are struggling, they do little to challenge the inequalities in the food system.

Despite being the fifth richest country in the world, food poverty in Britain has increased over the…

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