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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Holiday hunger in London: the numbers and the response

September 15, 2017

In London the Mayor’s Fund set up a Kitchen Social project to help feed children entitled to free school meals over the summer. Kim Chaplain the director writes for End Hunger on why their experiences this summer show the extent of the problem and the need for government action on holiday food provision.  (more…)

Leading figures from education church and charities call for action on holiday hunger

September 4, 2017

EXPERTS from across British society have today joined the growing calls for an end to holiday hunger.

22 signatories, including education leaders, union representatives, charity directors and senior clergy, have signed a letter in today’s Daily Telegraph(£), urging the Government to take action.

The letter comes on the eve of the first reading of Frank Field MP’s School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill, which calls on the Government to give all councils the duty and resources to provide food and activities during the school holidays, for children who would otherwise go hungry. The bill is expected to be on parliament on September 5 and you can email your MP to ask them to support the bill here.

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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.

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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.

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Children are telling us: “living is more important than surviving”

February 7, 2017

 

Photo by Alan McCredie, copyright Nourish Scotland

Photo by Alan McCredie, copyright Nourish Scotland

Continuing our theme ofGiving children the best start in life by avoiding the damaging impact of hunger on health, attainment and opportunity’, Elli Kontoravvdis of Nourish Scotland reflects on the issue from the perspective of children themselves.

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Maintaining a nutrition safety net for vulnerable families

February 2, 2017

healthystartallianceDr Helen Crawley of the Healthy Start Alliance argues for a commitment to increase the voucher value and uptake of the UK’s Healthy Start programme.

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Feeding Britain

February 2, 2017

Frank Field MP and Andrew Forsey explain Feeding Britain’s work feedingbritainlogoto realise a vision of a UK in which everyone has access to good food and no one need go to bed hungry.

 

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Filling the Holiday Gap

January 5, 2017

holidayhunger2Lindsay Graham, Child Food Poverty Policy Advisor, explains why tackling holiday hunger is such an important goal for End Hunger UK.

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