POVERTY IN UK: Almost five MILLION Brits regularly go ALL DAY without eating
ALMOST five million Brits regularly go without eating for a whole day because they cannot afford to buy food, a study has found.
Feb 24, 2017
And more than eight million people live in households which struggle to put food on the table.
The lowest income households in the country have an average of just £3 a day to spend on food for the family, according to the research.
Despite the alarming figures, almost a third of millennials do not believe food poverty is an issue in the UK today.
Knorr carried out the research to mark the launch of its Flavour For All project, to raise awareness of food poverty in the UK and give one million people easier access to nutritious and flavoursome meals by 2020.
Adrian Curtis, Foodbank Network Director for The Trussell Trust, said: “Working on the frontline across a network of 428 foodbanks means we see the psychological impact of food poverty in the UK. It doesn’t just lead to hunger – it can also lead to loneliness.
“That’s why community-run projects, like our “Eat Well Spend Less” courses, make such a difference, giving people an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and gain confidence in cooking nutritious, tasty meals for themselves and their families.”