Food Poverty with Tara Kenny

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The high rates of food poverty, or food insecurity, in Ireland, and the different types of response are outlined by Tara Kenny, PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography, UCC. This conversation illustrates the complexities involved and the inadequacies of government policies, which rely on the charitable sector to help feed people caught in food poverty. Dr Richard Scriven also discusses community gardens with Tara, and the social role they can play ( Ultimately, the issue of food insecurity can be addressed through official policy, which requires voters to advocate for change, you can also support the work of different organisations in the meantime, some are listed below.

FoodCork Penny Dinners:

Society of St Vincent de Paul Ireland:

Feed Cork Food bank:





Littoral Space webpage:



Dr Richard Scriven tweets at:

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