Category Archive

The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Ciaran’s story: Universal Credit in Huddersfield

August 15, 2018

As part of our campaign to Fix Universal Credit, End Hunger is gathering stories from around the country of how the roll-out is affecting people. Ciaran’s story from the frontline at Huddersfield Welcome Centre shows the impact of delays and low benefits.
To help Fix Universal Credit, you can sign or download our petition here.

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Heat or Eat is a choice no one should have to make

August 3, 2018

With the NPower Foundation estimating that 1.6 million people have “self disconnected” in the past 12 months it is clear that too many people are having to chose between food and heating. Annie Oliver, Programme Driector at Feeding Britain writes about the innovative ‘Fuel Bank’ scheme set up in Conrwall to help those who need support.

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A view from the front line, rising food bank use in an independent food bank

April 27, 2018

This week’s figures from the Trussell Trust  give a glimpse to the rise in foodbank use in the UK in recent years. The Trussell Trust only represent a fraction of the UK’s emergency provision. And in this blog John Hay of the Orchard, an independent food bank, talks about the reality of rising food bank use in Liverpool.

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Celebrate what foodbanks do but demand action from government on hunger – Bishop of Gloucester

January 8, 2018

On December 20 End Hunger UK launched our menu for change. The introduction was written by Rachel Treweek the Bishop of Gloucester. In this blog she explains why solving hunger is a moral and a political issue.

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Our campaign works – the Budget was proof

November 27, 2017

Garry Lemmon of the Trussell Trust says that changes made to Universal Credit in the Budget show that End Hunger UK’s campaign for food justice is beginning to deliver change – but we need to continue the work.

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Why we collect in local supermarkets

November 22, 2017

Fareshare is an End Hunger partner organisation that works with supermarkets and emergency food providersacross the country to redistribute surplus food. Over the last year they have given enough food to vulnerable individuals to provide 30 million meals, through partnerships with 7,000 charities. As well as doing this, Fareshare are working with foodbanks to collect food at local supermarkets. Next week sees the start of their annual week of supermarket collections, helping to stock food providers over Christmas and raising awareness. Fareshare’s Jen Glyn writes about how you can get involved.

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The story of volunteers filling the holiday hunger gap

November 13, 2017

UK food poverty has reached unprecedented levels and volunteers have played a role in filling the gap.  Stephanie Denning, a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol, is working to understand what drives volunteers.

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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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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?’

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