Shining the light on food insecurity in Aotearoa

Over the last few years, the demand for food at the Auckland City Mission has continually and dramatically increased.
Moved by the reality that tens of thousands of Aucklanders – and in increasing numbers – don’t have enough food and are forced to seek support, the Auckland City Mission worked with community partners and researchers at the University of Auckland to better understand how we might more effectively respond.
Over 650 people who were accessing the Mission’s foodbank services were surveyed. The research, led by the Mission’s GM of Social Services, Helen Robinson, uncovered a clear relationship between food insecurity, emotional wellbeing, and psychological distress.