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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Introducing the End Hunger UK poetry challenge for young people!
March 26, 2018
We are inviting young people to write poems about hunger – competition details from End Hunger UK Campaign Manager Rachel Alcock.
Building grassroots support – come to a campaign briefing in your region!
March 15, 2018
To create a society where no one has to go to bed hungry at night, we need active End Hunger campaign groups across the UK. Josh Fenton-Glynn, End Hunger UK’s Campaign Manager, outlines how you can build support where you live and become part of the movement.
If we measure it, we can mend it
March 6, 2018
Emma Lewell-Buck MP explains why she is calling on the government – with support from End Hunger – to start measuring household food insecurity.
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