Contrary to perception there are people in the UK who also go hungry. The UK have suffered the consequences of the economic down turn.
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Contrary to perception there are people in the UK who go hungry, with latest figures putting the numbers at over 13 million people who live in poverty in the UK.
In 2013 the UK has seen a 250 percent increase in visits to food banks, and, despite what the politicians might want you to believe, this is to do with unemployment, illness, low incomes and rising cost of living. A yougov poll shows that a third of the population on low incomes have no savings in case of emergency. A recent report by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) says that the West Midlands, where AHWT works has seen a 142 percent increase in Food bank visitors. It is no wonder that in 2013 the country has seen a 250% increase in the use of food banks. Food poverty has truly come home.
And with Food poverty comes other social problems including crime. Since the 60s there has been a causal link made between poverty and crime. A Rowntree report conducted in 2008 on child poverty showed the clear link between child poverty and the impact it has not only on the child but also on society . The proverb that the lack of food is the path to revolution is true not just for other parts of the world but also here in the UK.
This is why the Muslim Food Project has decided to put its considerable experience into developing sustainable, cost effective projects that deal with the problem of food poverty in the UK. By working in partnership with you we can establish initiatives that make a real difference in people's lives.