Great Britain is the the world's 5th largest economy
measured by GDP or GNP, out of the 193 nations recognised by the UN.
UK households have somewhere between the 7th and 15th highest average annual incomes; the exact position in the ranking depends on the method of calculation adopted.
So why is food poverty an issue in one of the wealthiest nations in the world ?
Patr of the answer is that our national wealth is not equally shared - far from it. The UK comes about 55th in a world ranking of income equality using the Gini Index (used by the World Bank), though data is not available for all nations.