World Food Day highlights hunger

Around 6m people in the UK live in deep poverty and struggle to afford everyday essentials like food, the charity FareShare has said.

The figures have been released by the charity, which fights hunger and tackles food waste, on World Food Day, today (16 October).

World Food Day, FareShare said, gives people the opportunity to highlight the issues of hunger in our own country.

“We are currently facing record levels of demand and are now supporting more charities than ever before. New figures released today show we are providing food to more than 1,000 organisations up and down the country, helping to feed 51,000 vulnerable people each day. This is a 15% increase in just six months.”

Charities helped by FareShare include homeless shelters, children’s breakfast clubs and women’s refuge centres.

This year’s World Food Day theme is ‘Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition’.

Keep reading to find out which two major food companies in the UK have pledged over 2,300 tonnes of food to the charity.


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