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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

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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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.

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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.

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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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Government proposals for free school meals are set to hurt the poorest

March 2, 2018

End Hunger UK campaigns to ensure that all children receive adequate nutrition 365 days a year. That is why we have supported efforts to end holiday hunger. The current government is now proposing to change the eligibility rules for free school meals. In an article originally posted on the Children’s Society blog, Scott Compton explains why this is a worry – and what you can do.

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Lent, Fasting and Food for Thought

February 20, 2018

End hunger work with a number of different partners who are involved in tackling poverty and fighting for social justice. The Joint Public Issues Team are a cross denominational Christian organisation working for social justice. Andrew Johnston writes in a post originally on their blog on why Lent is a time to turn our thoughts to those going hungry in the UK.

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Shocking figures showing hidden hunger show why we need to find out more

January 30, 2018

Shocking figures released by End Hunger UK today gives us a glimpse of the extent of hidden hunger in the UK and shows why the Government should measure holiday hunger.

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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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