Navigating Food Insecurity in Exeter

Devon Community Foundation have started some research on the effects of food insecurity and mental health, and are looking for people who are willing to be interviewed.

‘The aim of the research is to investigate how mental health challenges of Exeter residents’ impact on their experiences of Food Insecurity and wider cost of living crisis. Alongside this, to understand how local organisations are addressing these issues of crisis.


We will investigate these timely challenges via interviews with residents experiencing mental ill health challenges and stakeholders supporting service users.’ 


Devon Community Foundation are looking for people who are willing to be interviewed for the research. They need to do 10 interviews and would like to include a diverse age group. These interviews can be in person at a suitable location or online. These interviews take between 30 minutes to 1 hour. All information given during the interview will remain confidential and will be anonymized for the collecting of the data.


Participants will be given a £10 One4All voucher as a thank you for giving their time for the interview.

Further information is available from

Rebecca Sandover r.sandover@exeter.ac.uk

Maresa Bossano lovefoodcic@gmail.com  

Ian Blackwell at Devon Community Foundation Ian@devoncf.com

LOVE Food CICorganise community food projects that increase access to affordable, healthy and sustainable food; reduce food waste; and improve community wellbeing by bringing local people together.

Our activities include lunch clubs, cookery sessions and an apple scrumping project. We are currently working in Exeter and Teignbridge’