What is food insecurity?

Food Insecurity is the state of being unable to afford sufficient quantity of affordable or nutritious food.

#HiddenPoverty

“Food is a basic human right. In a first world country like Singapore, no one should be deprived of the ability to feed themselves.” Nichol Ng, Co-Founder of The Food Bank Singapore.

With no poverty line and minimum wage in Singapore, it can be challenging to measure and identify people who struggle to make ends meet and require the most basic needs like food and shelter.

FOOD INSECURITY RESEARCH

Overview of The Hunger Report

Ranked first in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the most food-secure nation on the Global Food Security Index in 2019, it may come as a surprise to many that even in an affluent country such as Singapore, food insecurity is still a concern. In 2018, FBSG collaborated with Lien Centre for Social Innovation to publish the Hunger Report –  the first ever nationally representative study on food insecurity in Singapore. 

Through interviews with food support organisations and households, this study provided insights on questions such as:

  • Who among Singaporeans is experiencing food insecurity
  • How are the existing food support systems meeting these needs
  • What are the gaps in service provision

The study has since been done over two parts in 2019 and 2021.

Hunger Report Part I

Hunger Report Part II

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