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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Taking the voice of hunger to MPs

January 26, 2018

This week End Hunger Partner Church Action on Poverty organised a parliamentary round table to bring together the MPs, policy experts and the voices of those who work on tackling food poverty. The round table was to launch a report ‘Step Up to the Plate; toward a UK food and poverty strategy’ on food poverty and insecurity. Church Action of Poverty Media Coordinator writes about the event.

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Food poverty, what we don’t know

January 24, 2018

Next week Parliament will be looking at a bill to measure household food insecurity. In the last year Sabine Goodwin from the Independent Food Aid Network has been working to identify independent food banks across the UK. While we now know approximately how many food banks there are, we don’t know the real extent of food poverty in the UK. That is why End Hunger UK is calling on MPs to support Emma Lewell-Buck’s Food Insecurity Bill.

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Celebrate what foodbanks do but demand action from government on hunger – Bishop of Gloucester

January 8, 2018

On December 20 End Hunger UK launched our menu for change. The introduction was written by Rachel Treweek the Bishop of Gloucester. In this blog she explains why solving hunger is a moral and a political issue.

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We’ve had holiday hunger for 109 years but we can end it this month

January 3, 2018

We chart the history of Holiday Hunger ahead of a real chance for change.

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What gets measured gets mended

December 1, 2017

This blog was initially posted by End Hunger partner organisation The Food Foundation. Following an End Hunger lobby of parliament and Emma Lewell-Buck MP presenting a bill on measurement, they write about why it matters.

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Our campaign works – the Budget was proof

November 27, 2017

Garry Lemmon of the Trussell Trust says that changes made to Universal Credit in the Budget show that End Hunger UK’s campaign for food justice is beginning to deliver change – but we need to continue the work.

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Asking the government to listen from an inner city foodbank

November 24, 2017

Tara Osman was until recently was manager of the North Paddington Foodbank, she has recently co-written and directed the play ‘Foodbank As It Is’ which seeks to raise awareness of foodbank use. She has written about the realities of running a foodbank in the inner city and why she believes the government should be doing more to find out the nature of food insecurity.

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Why we collect in local supermarkets

November 22, 2017

Fareshare is an End Hunger partner organisation that works with supermarkets and emergency food providersacross the country to redistribute surplus food. Over the last year they have given enough food to vulnerable individuals to provide 30 million meals, through partnerships with 7,000 charities. As well as doing this, Fareshare are working with foodbanks to collect food at local supermarkets. Next week sees the start of their annual week of supermarket collections, helping to stock food providers over Christmas and raising awareness. Fareshare’s Jen Glyn writes about how you can get involved.

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We should stop debating and start solving increasing foodbank use

November 22, 2017

Edwina Prayogo from University College London has looked into what is driving hunger of those seeking advice services, legal services and foodbanks. One of the findings of the research was that  3 in 4 of those receiving advice were food insecure – but only 10% use foodbanks. The increased use of foodbanks is only the tip of the iceberg of hunger- which is why Edwina supports End Hunger’s campaign for measurement of food insecurity. In this blog originally for the Trussell Trust, Prayogo takes us through her research.

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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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