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"Just something that you could use to give your family a lovely warm dinner." Developing a social grocery store in Limerick - A feasibility study.

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posted on 2024-03-12, 11:26 authored by Majka RyanMajka Ryan, Martin PowerMartin Power, EOIN DEVEREUXEOIN DEVEREUX

The report extends our knowledge and understanding of the experiences of food poverty in Limerick from the perspective of the users of a food bank. This mixed-method study gathered data from 131 survey respondents and 29 interview participants. The report highlights the importance of a holistic and sustainable approach to food interventions, and shows that even though people receive food relief from a food bank, their food needs are not fully met and they continue experiencing food poverty, are deprived and full of constant worry. Finally, the report shows the benefits of social groceries (stores offering a wide range of food products at reduced prices), arguing that such initiatives can additionally help remove the stigma and shame connected with having to attend and sometimes publicly queue at a food bank, food pantry or soup kitchen.

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Limerick Regeneration Social Intervention Fund

Mid-West Simon Community

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Sustainable development goals

  • (1) No Poverty
  • (2) Zero Hunger
  • (10) Reduced Inequality

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