Food poverty is a growing problem and it is a startling fact that one in ten people in Greater Manchester, England skip meals so other family members can eat. Kellogg's and the Manchester Evening are running a campaign to highlight the issue of food poverty in Manchester. We think food poverty is everyone's responsibility. We believe that everyone can make a difference and that businesses across Greater Manchester have untapped skills, resources, products, people and knowledge that could be put to good use helping communities across Greater Manchester. We know there is a short-term need but we are also keen to find longer-term answers that are sustainable and empowering.
The average UK household annual food bill is forecast to rise by £357 over the next five years.
People are spending more on food, but actually eating less.
UK expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages has increased by almost 20% in the past five years, but the volume of food consumed dropped by a little over 7%.
The poorest 10% of households spent almost a quarter of their income (23.8%) on food and non-alcoholic drink in 2012 compared with an annual spend of around 4.2% by the richest 10% of households.
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