Tacking Food Poverty in our Communities
Abdullah Ibn Musawir narrated: "I heard Ibn Abbas mention Ibn Az-Zubair saying that he was a miser, then he said: I heard the messenger of Allah say:
He is not a believer who eats his fill whilst his neighbour beside him goes hungry"
There is enough food in the world to feed 10 billion people, while the world’s population is approximately 7 billion. There is more than enough food for everyone to eat, and even so, millions around the world go to sleep hungry. This is even the case in the UK, where 8.4 million people cannot afford to eat. 4.7 million of these people live in severely food insecure homes, which means meals are often skipped or reduced and food intake and quality varies day to day.
30% of all children live in poverty. The Food Foundation estimates 1.97 million people within the UK may be undernourished, while other sources estimate this figure to be as high at 3 million.