Half of food aid recipients have been receiving it for less than a year


The health crisis has generated an economic but also a social crisis. In its study published on February 15, 2021, the CSA institute estimates that half of the people receiving food aid have been receiving it for less than a year.

A sharp increase in food aid recipients

The study carried out every two years by the CSA institute for food banks, shows that at the beginning of 2021, 2.1 million people were receiving food aid, a figure that has increased sharply since March 2020. According to the CSA, since March 2020, they are 25% more to have to seek food aid in order to survive.

The study carried out with 1,000 beneficiaries shows that “ in the current context, food banks are increasingly in demand “. The study also allows “ measure the impact of the health crisis on food insecurity », Since 51% of the people who declared having recourse to food aid, have done so for less than a year.

52% of beneficiaries visit the food bank at least once a week

The study conducted by the CSA for food banks shows that “ While job loss, illness and separation are still the top three reasons for the worsening financial situation of beneficiaries, the impact of the health crisis is palpable “. So, 12% of beneficiaries believe they have seen their economic and financial situation suffer from the Covid-19 health crisis.

On average, people receiving food aid are 48 years old and are 70% women. In addition, 52% of beneficiaries believe they go to a food bank at least once a week. Per month, food aid saves on average 92 euros to those who benefit from it. A significant saving since on average, the monthly resources of a beneficiary amount to 839 euros.

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