Northamptonshire ACRES Rural Food Report is Released

Thursday, December 3, 2020

This Autumn Northamptonshire ACRE carried out a Rural food Survey as we were concerned about the availability and accessibility of food in rural Northamptonshire. The finished report is now available and provides a concerning insight into the challenges faced by rural communities.


What did we learn?

Food poverty is an ever increasing complex issue in Northamptonshire and has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey has shone a spotlight on rural communities struggling with the impact of rural bus and shop closures.

Although financial hardship was highlighted by the survey, many people struggle with food poverty who have the means to pay for food, but simply cannot access fresh nutritious food.

How can you help?