Reason 14: One in Ten People Suffer Food Poverty
One in ten of all people in Ireland suffer from food poverty – in other words, hunger. They experience one of three food poverty indicators:
- Inability to afford a meal with meat or vegetarian equivalent every second day
- Inability to afford a roast or vegetarian equivalent once a week
- Whether during the last fortnight, there was at least one day (i.e. from getting up to going to bed) when the respondent did not have a substantial meal due to lack of money
There are particular categories of people who experience a much higher level of food poverty.
One in four people who find it difficult to make ends meet (and that is a large number of people) suffer from food poverty.
Why should we march? Because this is a social obscenity. Because one-in-ten of our neighbours are suffering from hunger. Because we can choose to eliminate food poverty.
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