Four years of food parcels
April 5, 2017
The West Cheshire Food bank has been active for four years, in that time helping supporting thousands of people. Ruth Mock, Family Life Officer at the Diocese of Chester and Alec Spencer, Development Officer at West Cheshire Foodbank, reflect together on over four years of food parcels and ask ‘‘If we envisage a future without foodbanks, what should our response be now?’
What does hunger look like, and how do we solve it?
March 28, 2017
What does hunger in the UK look like, and how do we solve it? The Joseph Rowntree Foundation are one of the leading charities researching UK poverty and its solutions. Chris Goulden, JRF’s deputy director of policy and research, answers these questions.
What do we know about sanctions and foodbank use?
March 9, 2017
Debate about the increased use of foodbanks over the past few years with explanations ranging from increased supply, welfare reform to rising food prices. One of the reasons End Hunger UK argue for government to measure hunger is to help us better understand those causes. Increasingly there is a strong evidence base collected by many leading food bank providers and poverty charities. Here, Child Poverty Action Group’s Moussa Haddad looks at how evidence in one particular area – the link between benefit sanctions, and food bank use – has developed over the past few years.
The importance of measuring hunger
March 6, 2017
Dr Elisabeth Garratt from the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College – University of Oxford, blogs about why the government should be measuring food insecurity. (more…)
One Big Conversation at a Time
March 1, 2017
End Hunger supporter Lydia Groenewald is a Church Action on Poverty supporter in Leeds who held a Big Conversation event last week, and tells us how it went.
Parliamentary Committee Tells Government – Reconsider Benefit Sanctions
February 28, 2017
The recent Public Accounts Select Committee report into the impact of benefit sanctions has confirmed what many working on the front line against poverty have long known. Here Liam Purcell from End Hunger UK partner organisation Church Action on Poverty explains why the government must rethink sanctions.
Children are telling us: “living is more important than surviving”
February 7, 2017
Photo by Alan McCredie, copyright Nourish Scotland
Continuing our theme of ‘Giving children the best start in life by avoiding the damaging impact of hunger on health, attainment and opportunity’, Elli Kontoravvdis of Nourish Scotland reflects on the issue from the perspective of children themselves.
Maintaining a nutrition safety net for vulnerable families
February 2, 2017
Dr Helen Crawley of the Healthy Start Alliance argues for a commitment to increase the voucher value and uptake of the UK’s Healthy Start programme.
February 2, 2017
Frank Field MP and Andrew Forsey explain Feeding Britain’s work to realise a vision of a UK in which everyone has access to good food and no one need go to bed hungry.
Taking hunger as seriously as medals
January 23, 2017
Food justice expert Geoff Tansey says we need to persuade our Government to take ending hunger and household food insecurity as seriously as Olympic golds.
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