Food poverty is a growing national problem. Rising prices and household bills are leaving many struggling to make ends meet and not knowing from one day to the next where their next meal is coming from.
As well as that general uncertainty, one of the main challenges facing people in this position is not just sourcing food, but accessing a balanced, healthy and affordable diet.
A new film by the University of Plymouth and media company Fotonow CIC aims to shed light on the impact of this particular issue within the city of Plymouth.
It captures the voices of six individuals who are, for whatever reason, experiencing food insecurity and documents the dilemmas they are facing on a daily basis.
It also hears from some front line workers, in food banks and other emergency food providers, who are tirelessly supporting vulnerable people to provide them with food at times of crises.
The film – Food: On the Margins in Plymouth – builds on the research of Dr Clare Pettinger, who has spent many years examining how food poverty is impacting vulnerable people across the city.
She believes it highlights a number of key themes, including the impact of mental health issues, food affordability, the quality of food on offer, and the importance of all agencies working together to address the problem.