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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

‘Behind Closed Doors’ kicks off in Cardiff

August 24, 2018

We are delighted to announce that our new touring exhibition entitled ‘Behind Closed Doors’ has launched this week in Cardiff.

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The Women’s Institute add their voice to calls to measure food insecurity

July 23, 2018

On behalf of the 220,000 members of Women’s Institutes across the UK, the chair of the National Federation of Woman’s Institutes has written to the Prime Minister, calling on her to start measuring food poverty in the UK.

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Introducing the End Hunger UK poetry challenge for young people!

March 26, 2018

We are inviting young people to write poems about hunger – competition details from  End Hunger UK Campaign Manager Rachel Alcock.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…)