Her inspiration came from a food workshop, run by University lecturer Clare Pettinger, which looked at the holiday hunger problems in Plymouth.
“I was shocked to find out just how big a problem it is in Plymouth and across the UK and decided that I wanted my project to focus on those issues.”
Currently, “holiday hunger” affects over 500,000 children across the UK and over 30% of children are living below the poverty line. Food banks across the UK, including in Plymouth, have seen a sharp rise in the numbers of people visiting them, both adults and children, over the last few years. (Guardian, 2019)