The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.