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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

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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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…)

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