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Key Facts

Greater Manchester is home to 2.7 million residents. It is considered to be an economic success story but not everybody is enjoying the economic success.

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In Greater Manchester

  • Four out of five teachers say some of their pupils are coming to school hungry.

Source: Hard to Swallow, The Facts about Food Poverty by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)

  • 15% of people in Greater Manchester skip meals because they do not have enough money to spend on food.

Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Commission

  • One in 10 people in Greater Manchester said they skipped meals so a family member could eat, the joint highest number in the UK along with Glasgow and Birmingham.

Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Commission

  • One in five people in the region have cut down on buying as much fruit and vegetables because they cannot afford them.

Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Commission

  • 38% of children in Manchester are in poverty, the second highest rate for any local authority area in the UK.

Source: http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/why-end-child-poverty/poverty-in-your-...

  • 15% of people in Greater Manchester said they had to borrow money to buy food - the highest proportion of all places surveyed in the UK by Kellogg's.

Source: Manchester Evening News

  • Over one in five residents live in the 10% most deprived areas nationally.

Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Commission

  • Almost 270,000 residents are workless with incomes dependent on state benefits.

Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Commission

  • An estimated 137,000 residents are in work but earn less than a Living Wage.

Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Commission

  • The Trussell Trust currently runs 17 food banks in Greater Manchester. The charity has plans to open more to meet demand.

Source: Manchester Evening News