Food retailers’ motivation and barriers for donating surplus food to schools
The word is facing a food crisis that could affect millions of people worldwide. The newest reports estimate that that 811 million people go to bed hungry every night, and that the number of those facing acute food insecurity has more than doubled since 2019- from 135 million to 276 million . Conflicts are the main driver for hunger. The war in Ukraine illustrates how conflicts force people out of their homes and wipes out their sources of income. The climate changes destroy lives, crops and livelihoods, weaking people’s ability to feed themselves. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving hunger to unprecedented levels as well. Prices for food is increasing, and we all have to use more of the household income to put food on the table.
Academic presentation at the conference International Food Marketing Research Symposium, 14.06.22 - 16.06.22, San Antonio, Texas.