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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Creating long-term, long-lasting change

August 20, 2018

The Trussell Trust runs the UK’s largest network of foodbanks. However, they believe that hunger can’t be left to volunteers to solve. Tom Say, the Trussell Trust’s new campaign manager, explains why they are supporting End Hunger UK’s call for a reformed welfare system.

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Welcome news for hungry families – but this must only be the start

July 28, 2018

School holidays should be a time of enjoyment. We can – and must – protect families from being swept into greater poverty, says Josh Fenton-Glynn.

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Schools’ efforts to fill holes in safety net

April 23, 2018

One of End Hunger UK’s priorities is ensuring children receive adequate nutrition 365 days a year. Increasingly, schools and teachers are filling the gaps when children in poverty are going without. Lizzie Flew, from End Hunger UK partner organisation Child Poverty Action Group, writes about recent work that they have done with the National Education Union, that shows more and more teachers are spending time and money supporting poor children.

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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…)

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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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.

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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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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…)