According to a recent UN study, an estimated 8.4 million people in the UK may be food insecure and shocking figures from a recent End Hunger UK survey have highlighted the scale of hidden hunger in the UK. Cambridge was named the most
unequal city in the UK and there are pockets of high deprivation in Abbey, Arbury, King’s Hedges and East Chesterton. Many people are in a situation where they have to choose between paying the rent, fuel or food. A number of initiatives run in the city to support people; Cambridge City Food Bank gave 3-day emergency food supplies to 6,458 people in 2017, an increase of around 27 % from 2016. FoodCycle Cambridge operates community meals in three different locations around the city serving around 6000 meals last year.