An exploratory analysis of the public perceptions of food banks, food bank usage and food donations behaviours to food aid programmes.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Introduction: The current political and economic austerity has been implicated in the rapid increase in food banks in recent years. The research wished to explore the donation behaviour of students studying nutrition and non-nutrition based university courses. The research also assessed the knowledge level of students around the current economic climate and rise in food banks and the opinions of the students on the topic of food banks. Method: Using quantitative questionnaires with an adapted food frequency questionnaire, students were surveyed to determine if there was a difference in the types of foods donated between the two participant groups. Results: It was found that there was no significant difference between the participant groups knowledge or opinions around food bank ‘culture’ or the foods that would be donated by students. Discussion: Little variance was found between the two participant groups. This may have been due to a small sample size and opportunistic sampling resulting in bias. Future research could compare the opinions with recipients of food bank parcels with the general population’s ideas around food banks and donations.
BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics
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