We wanted to understand which parts of the county are more likely to be affected by higher levels of food poverty. With the help of CREST at University Centre, Shrewsbury we have explored a number of indicators to examine which areas of the county are most at risk. The map combines five key food poverty indicators, with the darker red areas highlighting areas at higher risk of food poverty.
Food retail businesses per square km
households with slow internet access
households without access to a vehicle
The location of food banks is also marked
Shropshire is one of the least densely populated counties in England. Rural areas are particularly hard hit by food poverty.
a 'rural premium' on living expenses can cost rural households an additional £3000 per year
many rural areas are classed as ‘food deserts’. Local shops offer limited food choices, making it necessary to travel