Homeless Parents Go Without Food To Feed Kids

Almost half of homeless parents in Northern Ireland have been forced to go without food at some point in order to feed their children. And almost two-thirds of the homeless population are eating less than three good meals a day.

Those are just two of the concerning findings of a new report examining the impact becoming homeless has on nutrition and health. The research, commissioned by the Food Standards Agency of Northern Ireland, involved interviews and dietary assessments with homeless people staying in temporary accommodation across the province.

The findings of the Food Poverty and Homelessness survey showed that although homeless people are generally getting enough to eat, the quality of their diet is poor.

The report can be viewed here.