Tackling food poverty : logic multiplicity in the third sector

Gordon, Katy and Wilson, Juliette and Tonner, Andrea (2022) Tackling food poverty : logic multiplicity in the third sector. In: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2022-10-27 - 2022-10-28, UK.

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This paper explores the ways in which community food providers draw on institutional logics to tackle food poverty in the UK. It identifies the key role played by logics of the family and religion order in these hybrid organizations, orders not yet widely evidenced in existing third sector literature. This evidence of a wider range of available logics means that a heterogenous collection of organizations are attracted to and have a space in the response to this grand challenge. Further, by extending the unit of analysis to include typical social enterprise models and non-profit charity models the paper also identifies multiple logics that can coexist relatively harmoniously in third sector organizations, to a greater extent than might be expected from current scholarship.