Food Experience Survey

We’re inviting residents to take art in a city-wide survey to learn more about food insecurity in Plymouth.

We’re teaming up with students at the University of Plymouth to carry out a survey measuring how many people experience food insecurity in Plymouth – which means people who worry about, or unable, to access affordable food that makes up a healthy diet.

There is currently no measure of how many people are affected by food insecurity in Plymouth. However we do know that in the UK over 1.5million three day emergency food parcels have been provided by the Trussel Trust food banks in the last year. This is an 18% increase from the previous year, suggesting that food insecurity is a growing issue. Although it’s important to know how many people are using food banks, this is not a reliable measure of food insecurity. This is why the food experience survey is so important to help us better understand our local community.

The University plan to focus on the extent of food insecurity in Plymouth and assessing who may be at the biggest risk. We’ll use these findings to look at food insecurity across our estates and what we can do to help as part of our health and wellbeing agenda.

Your views will remain confidential and make up part of a wider study across the city.

Survey closes on 31st May 2019 at 5pm. Please click this link to join the survey