Keeping track of holiday hunger
August 1, 2017
For some families summer holidays mean worrying about the extra expence of kids being at home and no longer having access to free school meals. End Hunger believe that children are entitled to good nutrition 365 days a year. Emily Mann from Northubria University’s Healthy Living Lab explains why she has launched a survey about local Holiday Hunger provision in order to improve the chances of changing policy around the issue of holiday hunger. (more…)
The Government Has a Role In Ending Holiday Hunger
July 6, 2017
Last week London Assembly Member Fiona Twycross helped End Hunger launch our campaign on holiday hunger at City Hall in London last week. Today she blogs in the work going on to combat holiday hunger in London and why she believes ultimately the state has a role in ending hunger.
UNICEF Report; Britain Worst in Europe for Children’s Hunger
June 27, 2017
This June’s UNICEF report should have shocked Britain into action. Britain has the highest level of children brought up in severe food poverty in Europe. Robin Hinks works for the Food Foundation an independent think tank on food issues who have long called for regular measurement of levels of food insecurity in the UK and takes us through the figures in this report.
Make Hunger an Election Issue
May 12, 2017
Naill Cooper Director of Church Action on Poverty has written for our blog on the need to make Hunger an issue at the upcoming election. (more…)
Four years of food parcels
April 5, 2017
The West Cheshire Food bank has been active for four years, in that time helping supporting thousands of people. Ruth Mock, Family Life Officer at the Diocese of Chester and Alec Spencer, Development Officer at West Cheshire Foodbank, reflect together on over four years of food parcels and ask ‘‘If we envisage a future without foodbanks, what should our response be now?’
What does hunger look like, and how do we solve it?
March 28, 2017
What does hunger in the UK look like, and how do we solve it? The Joseph Rowntree Foundation are one of the leading charities researching UK poverty and its solutions. Chris Goulden, JRF’s deputy director of policy and research, answers these questions.
What do we know about sanctions and foodbank use?
March 9, 2017
Debate about the increased use of foodbanks over the past few years with explanations ranging from increased supply, welfare reform to rising food prices. One of the reasons End Hunger UK argue for government to measure hunger is to help us better understand those causes. Increasingly there is a strong evidence base collected by many leading food bank providers and poverty charities. Here, Child Poverty Action Group’s Moussa Haddad looks at how evidence in one particular area – the link between benefit sanctions, and food bank use – has developed over the past few years.
The importance of measuring hunger
March 6, 2017
Dr Elisabeth Garratt from the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College – University of Oxford, blogs about why the government should be measuring food insecurity. (more…)
One Big Conversation at a Time
March 1, 2017
End Hunger supporter Lydia Groenewald is a Church Action on Poverty supporter in Leeds who held a Big Conversation event last week, and tells us how it went.
Parliamentary Committee Tells Government – Reconsider Benefit Sanctions
February 28, 2017
The recent Public Accounts Select Committee report into the impact of benefit sanctions has confirmed what many working on the front line against poverty have long known. Here Liam Purcell from End Hunger UK partner organisation Church Action on Poverty explains why the government must rethink sanctions.
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