FOODCYCLE BENWELL: Combatting food poverty & food waste all under one roof
FoodCycle Benwell - combatting food poverty and food waste under one roof
Over 6 and a half million tonnes of food is wasted every year in the UK, that amounts to an eye watering £10.2 billion. What makes this figure even harder to digest, is that the amount of families trapped in food poverty is increasing, with many struggling to afford even one hot meal a day.
This is now a serious issue in the North East. In the past, low wages across the region were balanced out by cheaper living costs, but over the past few years, rent and house prices have been rising at the same rate as London, without an increase in wages.
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