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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Why we need to Fix Universal Credit: a story from Axminster

July 12, 2018

At the launch of our campaign to Fix Universal Credit on 11 July, Aynsley Jones of the independent Axminster Food Bank gave this powerful speech about the impact of Universal Credit and other recent changes on her community. 

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John, Diane and Karen: How we fell into the hunger trap

May 31, 2018

What traps people in food poverty and what can unlock it? We hear from 3 people with personal experience
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Local welfare schemes are failing people in crisis

May 31, 2018

Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively with increasing numbers of destitute people turning instead to food banks and other voluntary agencies for help, according to a new report published by The Children’s Society and the Church of England, an End Hunger UK Partner. Tom Sefton from the Church of England, one of the report’s co-authors, writes more.

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A view from the front line, rising food bank use in an independent food bank

April 27, 2018

This week’s figures from the Trussell Trust  give a glimpse to the rise in foodbank use in the UK in recent years. The Trussell Trust only represent a fraction of the UK’s emergency provision. And in this blog John Hay of the Orchard, an independent food bank, talks about the reality of rising food bank use in Liverpool.

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Foodbank figures show the impact of welfare cuts

April 27, 2018

This week the Trussell Trust released their annual foodbank use statistics, showing the largest rise in foodbank use we have seen. This is particularly concerning when we look at areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out. End Hunger UK Partner The Trussell Trust’s Garry Lemon writes more.

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Trussell Trust figures show a record rise in foodbank use

April 25, 2018

This week, people across the food and poverty sector have been reacting to figures showing an alarming growth in the numbers of people needing emergency food aid. This blog highlights some of the key reactions.

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Schools’ efforts to fill holes in safety net

April 23, 2018

One of End Hunger UK’s priorities is ensuring children receive adequate nutrition 365 days a year. Increasingly, schools and teachers are filling the gaps when children in poverty are going without. Lizzie Flew, from End Hunger UK partner organisation Child Poverty Action Group, writes about recent work that they have done with the National Education Union, that shows more and more teachers are spending time and money supporting poor children.

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The Government could do more to help food aid providers

April 17, 2018

There’s just over two weeks to go to sign a petition that could help deliver an extra 238 million meals to people in need across the country. Sue Hayward, Press and PR Manager for End Hunger UK coalition member FareShare, explains why the government should ‘feed people first’.

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Action on Holiday Hunger

April 6, 2018

The recent government announcement of 2 million pounds to pilot  and measure the impact of local projects during holidays for those entitled to free school meals marks a real step forward in our campaign to end childhood hunger. It is in no small part because of the campaigning of End Hunger UK and our partners. End Hunger UK Campaign Manager Josh Fenton-Glynn writes about the latest news. (more…)

Emergency food providers – what do you really think of Universal Credit?

April 6, 2018

Many of End Hunger’s members and supporters work for emergency food providers including pantries, kitchens and foodbanks. One of the founding principles of our campaign was that we aim to represent the voice of those who work to end hunger. As part of that we are trying to find out what you think about Universal Credit for our next campaign. End Hunger UK Campaign Manager Rachel Alcock writes about the survey we are launching.

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