Hunger in a Food Paradise: Understanding Food Insecurity in Singapore

Hunger in a Food Paradise: Understanding Food Insecurity in Singapore

While Singapore is renowned as a food lover’s paradise and ranks as one of the most food-secure nations on the Global Food Security Index, food insecurity exists among certain sections of society.

This report provides a deeper understanding of the food insecurity situation in Singapore. Food insecurity happens when people do not have or are not confident of having access to sufficient and nutritious food for a healthy lifestyle.

Using a dual perspective from food support organisations and households, this study provides insights on these questions:

1. Who among Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents is experiencing food insecurity and why?
2. How are the existing food support systems meeting these needs?
3. What are the gaps in service provision?

Finally, this report makes recommendations on how these gaps might be filled for a smoother and targeted food support distribution system.

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