Our vision is of a UK in which everyone has access to good food and no one need go to bed hungry.
- Children are given the best start in life by avoiding the damaging impact of hunger on their health, attainment and opportunity.
- People are able to afford good food on a regular basis through an appropriate combination of work and benefits.
- No one needs to go hungry, because there is a support system that protects us in times of crisis.
These are the foundations of a truly compassionate society. If civil society, business and Government all pull together there is no reason why we cannot achieve this goal. By working together we can end UK hunger.
A coordinated Governmental strategy to tackle food insecurity and hunger
- One: A dedicated minister to mobilise action across government departments.
- Two: A commitment to measuring the scale of the problem
Giving children the best start in life by avoiding the damaging impact of hunger on health, attainment and opportunity
- Three: A commitment to increase the voucher value and uptake of the UK’s Healthy Start Programme
- Four: A commitment to protect and improve child nutrition 365 days of the year
Ensuring everyone is able to afford good food on a regular basis
- Five: A commitment to take action to reduce the Poverty Premium in relation to food, finance, fuel, furniture and white goods for people on low incomes.
- Six: A commitment to incentivise employers to pay the ‘real’ Living Wage and to ensure that the roll-out of Universal Credit genuinely makes work pay.
Making sure people don’t go hungry for whatever reason by ensuring there’s appropriate support in place
- Seven: A commitment to restore the safety net principle as a key objective for Government welfare policy
- Eight: A commitment to review the policy on benefit sanctions to ensure that it is proportionate and does not cause undue harm or destitution to those affected.
- Nine: A commitment to ensuring that Local Welfare Assistance Schemes reinstate the provision of effective financial assistance in times of crisis.
- Ten: That the food waste hierarchy is followed to ensure that surplus food is made available to feed people first