ENDING CHILD FOOD POVERTY
GREEN GOURMET IS PASSIONATE TO HELP END CHILD FOOD POVERTY. FIND OUT BELOW HOW AND WHERE WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
WHAT IS CHILD FOOD POVERTY?
In short, child poverty means parents can’t afford
the basics of food, clothing, and shelter.
There are millions of children living in poverty who have at least one employed parent. Low-paid jobs and zero-hour contracts mean many working families live hand to mouth.
The Covid-19 crisis - loss of jobs, closure of schools, bigger bills - have pushed even more over the edge.
OUR WORLD IS CHANGING
The number of children in poverty is set to reach five million this year.
This means young people around you are going to school hungry, getting bullied for wearing an old uniform, or missing out on activities with friends.
These young people have to work extra hard to stay happy, motivated and focused on the future.
Being from a poor background shouldn’t hold a child back. We work so all families can afford to keep their children healthy, happy and hopeful, even when money is tight.
NOT JUST NUMBERS
Statistics are an important barometer in understanding the depth of child food poverty in the UK.
Those are not just numbers - these are human beings, these are children.
3 in 10
children currently live in poverty in the UK.
children live in poverty
increase in children receiving emergency food in 2020
HOW GREEN GOURMET ARE HELPING
Green Gourmet are part of the Food for Life Supplier Scheme. We’re proud of our commitment to 'Food for Life Served Here' and the support we can give to caterers to provide good quality food to our superheroes.
All Green Gourmet education products help caterers meet Food for Life Served Here Bronze, Silver and Gold.