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Do we underestimate the impact of food banks?

02nd-09th December

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35601

Total votes

11876

5-11 votes

23725

11-16+ votes

As we edge closer to the festive period, our voters considered the necessity of food banks for so many people, particularly given the current cost of living crisis. They explored the meaning of community and how important it is in times of need.

young child

Primary school

Leicestershire

"We think people are very generous while others are in need because they need help and it makes people feel good to help others."

teenager

Secondary

Greater London

“We underestimate their impact, but the Government need to step up and help those most in need as is their duty.”

young adult shrugging their shoulders

College

West Yorkshire

"I think food banks are slept on quite a bit by the government, and they need to step up. I think they are more important than the government gives them credit for."

72% of 5-11 year olds believe that people are more generous in times of need

  • Our 5-11 year old pupils were discussing generosity in times of need.
  • The results swayed heavily towards 'Yes' for whether people are more generous in times of need.
  • In the comments, many pupils said that times of need bring people together and there's more likely to be awareness around who is in need.
77% of 11-16+ year olds think that we underestimate the impact of food banks

  • Our 11+ aged students discussed the impact of food banks this week.
  • 77% voted that we underestimate this impact.
  • In the comments, there was a common theme of students asking the government to 'step up' and recognise how many people are in need of food banks.

Overall Results

72% of 5-11 year olds voted people are more generous in times of need. 77% of 11-16 year olds and 79% of 16+ year olds voted that we underestimate the impact of food banks.