Based in Smethwick in the West Midlands, Brasshouse promotes social enterprise, social inclusion and real community action for local people.
What’s the problem?
Times are tough in the UK and getting tougher. A growing number of people in the UK can’t get by.
Having no food and no money means you have no control and no say over your life. It affects your physical health and your emotionally wellbeing.
Hunger in the UK is not new. But, in the modern age, the levels of hunger are. In the past two years the cost-of-living crisis and Covid have dragged more people into poverty and hunger.
As a result, more and more people are being forced to ask for help. Many food banks, community kitchens, food pantries and social supermarkets are seeing record levels of demand.
Around 2.5 million children experienced food poverty between August 2021 and January 2022.