End Hunger UK Week of Action, 11th-18th October 2019: change of plans!

Even if you have been trying really hard not to listen to the news, you will be aware that we are living through times of unprecedented political chaos. We just do not know what the situation will be as regards an election over the End Hunger UK Week of Action – and Extinction Rebellion are planning to shut down London over that time. So we have, with regret, decided to cancel the Day of Action in London on Wednesday 16th October.

We will also be amending our plans for the Week of Action to shift the focus away from meeting with MPs (as there might not be any!):

Day of Action in London on Wednesday 16th October – CANCELLED

We are extremely disappointed because we were really looking forward to coming together with the many of you who were planning to come, but unfortunately we have had to put the Day of Action on hold indefinitely. We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you have already booked travel tickets to London, and struggle to get them refunded, please get in touch.

Taking action locally

We are now working on the proviso that MPs will not be willing or able to engage with any other issue than Brexit over the week of 11th – 18th October. So instead of meeting with your MP, we are asking local groups to take part in a simple photo stunt.

The idea is that we raise awareness of our challenge to all parties to set out an action plan for ending UK food poverty by 2030 using photos of groups of people, perhaps on local landmarks, holding a message: End UK Hunger – What’s the Plan? We will then send them out to local papers and use them on social media. We will provide everything you need – you just need to get a group of people together to hold the different letters of the message (people could hold two letters each!)

You will receive more information on the photo stunt if you have already signed up to take part or just get info on End Hunger Week. If you want to take part, either sign up below, or email annie@church-poverty.org.uk

Knitters (and crocheters) against food poverty

To all those fabulous people who have been creating woolly foodstuffs – keep going! We have a plan! It seems inevitable that there will be a general election, and so we will send as many of the newly elected or re-elected MPs as possible a knitted piece of fruit/veg/cupcake along with our message, End UK Hunger – What’s the Plan?

We recognise that many people have been working really hard planning and organising and contacting their MPs, and we’re really sorry to have to make these changes. We are hopeful that we can still raise awareness of the need to end hunger in the UK, but just doing in a slightly different way.