This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Liverpool statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Liverpool statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Liverpool-specific metadata information.
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Target 2.1: By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
Indicator 2.1.2: Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
The Trussell Trust
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Number of emergency food parcels
The Trussell Trust
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Statistics are a measure of volume rather than unique users. The data is collected using an online system into which food banks enter data from each food bank voucher, and the number of emergency food supplies is recorded.
For example, if a family of three were referred to a food bank twice in one year, this would count as six supplies on the system because it would reflect six instances of a supply going to someone in the household. However, if a family of three were only referred to a food bank once, this would count as three supplies.
Trussell Trust figures cannot be used to fully explain the scale of food bank use across the UK, because figures relate to food banks in their network and not to the hundreds of independent food aid providers and community-groups also providing support. There are more than 1,300 food bank centres in the Trussell Trust’s UK wide network. The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) represents more than 500 independent food banks operating across the UK. IFAN has identified at least 1,034 independent food banks across the UK in addition to food banks in the Trussell Trust network, Salvation Army, and school-based food banks.
|Data last updated||2021-08-25: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2021-08-25: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|