Over 8 million people in Britain live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That is over 8 million people who worry about where their next meal will come from.
Food insecurity affects disadvantaged adults and children alike and leads to a host of serious problems including; poor academic performance, inability to concentrate and poor health. Any family can fall on hard times and be at risk of hunger and when that happens they must look to charity organisation to ease the way.
A series of studies have shown that poverty and rising food prices are key drivers not just of food insufficiency but inability to buy healthy food such as fruit and vegetables which is why UTA is fully committed to being a part of the solution to this terrible problem.
We provide grants for soup kitchens, food banks and organisations that fight hunger by collecting surplus perishable foods and redistributing it to those in need. We fund charities that dispense formula milk for young babies and nutritious meals for destitute families.
Here at UTA we appreciate the obvious link between poverty, hunger and underachievement and pledge to combat that every day.