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 ?
Part 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.
We want to live in a society where ...
- Everyone has access to good food and no-one needs to go to bed hungry
- Children can live free from the damaging impacts of hunger on health and attainment
- Families are able to afford good food on a regular basis through work and benefits
- No-one needs to go hungry, because the safety net protects us in times of crisis
- The Food Foundation
- The Independent Food Network
- Food Matters
- Magic Breakfast
- The Methodist Church
- Nourish Scotland
- Quaker Peace and Social Witness
- Sustain; the alliance for better food and farming
- The Trussell Trust
- The United Reformed Church
Chorlton Central Church has signed up to the campaign, which is supported by:
- Baptists Together
- Child Poverty Action Group
- Church Action on Poverty
- The Church of England
- The Church of Scotland
- First Steps Nutrition
- Food Bank As It Is
- Food Ethics Council
- Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty
Part of our response to this committment is that we are now hosting a Food Bank,
We are open on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 pm.
Please note that in order to use the Foodbank services you will normally require a voucher issued by a
Health or Social Care professional such as a Doctor, Health Visitor, Social Worker or a Citizens Advice Bureau
page updated 19 June 2018