Food insecurity is a significant problem in many countries, including Australia. Consequently, food hubs, through which food is distributed using a supermarket style layout, have become an important new source of charity food provision. However, little is known about users’ experiences. We draw on ethnographic research to understand the everyday experiences of people using South Australian food hubs. We suggest that attempts to produce a more dignified experience by creating a normalizing experience of shopping is not being achieved, because of the shame and stigma surrounding poverty, confusing operational processes, poor food quality, staff attitudes, and the disciplinary capacity of food hubs.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness|
|Early online date||27 Jul 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 27 Jul 2020|
- food charity
- food insecurity