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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.


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.


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.


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.


We should stop debating and start solving increasing foodbank use

November 22, 2017

Edwina Prayogo from University College London has looked into what is driving hunger of those seeking advice services, legal services and foodbanks. One of the findings of the research was that  3 in 4 of those receiving advice were food insecure – but only 10% use foodbanks. The increased use of foodbanks is only the tip of the iceberg of hunger- which is why Edwina supports End Hunger’s campaign for measurement of food insecurity. In this blog originally for the Trussell Trust, Prayogo takes us through her research.


Getting the facts straight about food insecurity

October 3, 2017

The British government signed up to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in 2015.The SDGs were an aspiration for all countries though their main focus was on fighting poverty in the developing world, the UNs work on the impact of poverty in developed countries has been illuminating. Geoff Tansey, who chaired the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, writes on how the UN’s reporting on our own progress against SDGs exposes our need to measure food insecurity in this country.


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…)

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.


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…)

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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