Tuesday 25 October 2016

More than one third of Irish people worry about having enough money for food

Amy Mulvaney

Published 17/10/2016 | 09:54

Thirty four per cent of people in Ireland worry about having enough money to buy food after all other household bills are paid.

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Research carried out by Kellogg's also showed that a quarter of Irish people have cut their food bill in order to pay another bill or expense.

The research revealed that almost one in six adults (16%) have had to borrow money to buy food, while six per cent have missed a meal because they didn't have enough money. The figure rises to 10% of those with children.

Two thirds of people believe that lack of money is the main reason for food poverty today, rating higher than lack of education around food and diet, at 42%.

Thirty per cent believe insufficient support from the government is the reason, while 26% credit it to lack of time to prepare meals due to longer working hours.

Kellogg’s has launched a pop-up breakfast bar at Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin, to mark World Food Day on October 16th as part of its Breakfasts for Better Days programme.

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