20% of previously food-insecure households became secure over the pandemic

A study this year has found that more than 40 per cent of households in Singapore that were struggling to put food on the table pre-pandemic are in a better situation now. Researchers from the SMU Lien Centre for Social Innovation studied the impact that the pandemic has had on households that were previously facing food insecurity. The study suggested that the reasons behind the improvement include an increase in the number of Singaporeans seeking aid during the pandemic, as well as the increase in on-the-ground food support.

Lianhe Zaobao