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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

The story of volunteers filling the holiday hunger gap

November 13, 2017

UK food poverty has reached unprecedented levels and volunteers have played a role in filling the gap.  Stephanie Denning, a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol, is working to understand what drives volunteers.

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2017 conference review

October 24, 2017

THE End Hunger UK campaign took a big leap forward on 17 October, when activists and experts gathered to share stories, ideas and expertise. End Hunger UK Press Officer Gavin Aitchison writes about what happened on the day.

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End Hunger UK: building a movement

October 24, 2017

End Hunger UK Campaign Manager Josh Fenton-Glynn writes about the next steps in the End Hunger Campaign.

Following the End Hunger UK conference, we want to continue to build the End Hunger movement across the country.  Together we can build a campaign that will result in policy action to tackle hunger. Here is what you can do.

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Who is my neighbour? Tackling child hunger in the UK

October 6, 2017

End Hunger is supported by a number of campaigning and grassroots organisations who want to see a fairer country. One of those organisations is the Student Christian Movement (SCM), who  campaign for social justice across the country. Ruth Wilde is SCM’s Faith in Action worker, and writes about why they are supporting End Hunger.

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Getting the facts straight about food insecurity

October 3, 2017

The British government signed up to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in 2015.The SDGs were an aspiration for all countries though their main focus was on fighting poverty in the developing world, the UNs work on the impact of poverty in developed countries has been illuminating. Geoff Tansey, who chaired the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, writes on how the UN’s reporting on our own progress against SDGs exposes our need to measure food insecurity in this country.

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The Universal Credit Crisis Facing Britain’s Foodbanks

September 26, 2017

The Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank provider, has called for a pause on Universal Credit. Garry Lemon, the Trussell Trust’s Head of Media and External Affairs, writes that if the problems aren’t fixed before  further roll-out, then food banks won’t be able to catch everyone who falls. (more…)

Holiday hunger in London: the numbers and the response

September 15, 2017

In London the Mayor’s Fund set up a Kitchen Social project to help feed children entitled to free school meals over the summer. Kim Chaplain the director writes for End Hunger on why their experiences this summer show the extent of the problem and the need for government action on holiday food provision.  (more…)

Leading figures from education church and charities call for action on holiday hunger

September 4, 2017

EXPERTS from across British society have today joined the growing calls for an end to holiday hunger.

22 signatories, including education leaders, union representatives, charity directors and senior clergy, have signed a letter in today’s Daily Telegraph(£), urging the Government to take action.

The letter comes on the eve of the first reading of Frank Field MP’s School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill, which calls on the Government to give all councils the duty and resources to provide food and activities during the school holidays, for children who would otherwise go hungry. The bill is expected to be on parliament on September 5 and you can email your MP to ask them to support the bill here.

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Applying the rules of sociological research to tackling hunger in the UK

August 30, 2017

As a social anthropologist, Pat Caplan was more used to working on the impact of food insecurity in Tanzania and South India – but as she saw more stories in the press about hunger in the UK, she decided to use her methods to find out what is driving hunger here. She has recently launched a new blog on food poverty and insecurity, and writes about why she’s launched the blog here.

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Keeping track of holiday hunger

August 1, 2017

For some families summer holidays mean worrying about the extra expence of kids being at home and no longer having access to free school meals. End Hunger believe that children are entitled to good nutrition 365 days a year. Emily Mann from Northubria University’s Healthy Living Lab explains why she has launched a survey about local Holiday Hunger provision in order to improve the chances of changing policy around the issue of holiday hunger. (more…)

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