COVID-19 CRISIS CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT FOOD

21st May 2020

A YouGov survey commissioned by the RSA’s Food Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) and The Food Foundation charity in April found that over 19 million people in the UK were cooking more from scratch since lockdown, 17 million were throwing away less food and  42% of people said they valued food more than before.  In Durham we have seen independent food businesses moving to remote sales and delivery systems to meet the needs of people unable to get the food they need from supermarkets, whilst a whole raft of 3rd Sector organisations and the Local Authority continue to work tirelessly to provide emergency food to those in most need.  There has also been a surge in allotment applications from people wanting to grow some of their own food.

As we start to emerge from full lockdown, we’d love to hear about any changes you’d like to see to the food system in County Durham post-Covid via our Facebook and Twitter pages.  

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