IFAN is committed to developing a strong research base to bring attention to the nature and extent of food poverty and as well as long-term solutions to the crisis.
IFAN undertakes a range of research; facilitates access to food aid providers for those undertaking research on food poverty; offers advice and assistance to researchers; and shares research with its members, other food aid providers, advocacy groups, the media and the wider public.
IFAN's current research projects include mapping the UK's independent food banks and collating independent food parcel distribution data across Scotland with A Menu for Change.
Calls for Research
IFAN has identified a series of issues relating to food insecurity and food aid we think would benefit from further research. If you are interested in developing any such projects please contact IFAN to see how we might be able to support this research (through, for example, advice, or an introduction to member organisations). Please note, IFAN has no funding for research.