A hunger crisis is rapidly developing among British people in lockdown, as millions report having to go without meals, food charities and local government have warned.
Just three weeks into the lockdown, the Food Foundation said that 1.5 million Britons reported not eating for a whole day because they had no money or access to food. Some three million people in total were in households where someone had been forced to skip some meals. More than one million people reported losing all their income because of the pandemic, with over a third of them believing they would not be entitled to any government help.
The foundation’s findings are based on a YouGov poll carried out across England, Scotland and Wales this week.