Calling all those skilled with knitting needles and crochet hooks – take action to fight food poverty!

Over the Week of Action 2019, people on the frontline of food poverty from all around the UK will be meeting their MPs, either in their local areas, or down in Parliament for the Day of Action on Wednesday 16th October. We will be raising awareness of End Hunger UK’s goal – a government commitment to halving household food insecurity by 2025 – and asking MPs to take action on our behalf.

To make sure they remember us, we want to leave each MP with a little gift – a knitted (or crocheted) foodstuff!

Not everyone has the skills to make their own unfortunately, so we need the yarn-talented among you to make as many carrots and Cornish pasties (check out the pics below) and anything else you can think of as possible and send them to us. We will send them on to campaigners who need them.

End Hunger supporters Christians Together in Crediton did this ‘yarn bomb’ of their town square to raise awareness of food poverty.

Please could you leave a strand of wool so that we can tie on a label or attach it to a ribbon to make bunting.

You can find lots of free patterns online – here are some examples:

Crochet

Knitting

Please send your woolly fruit and veg to Annie at:

End Hunger UK
c/o Church Action on Poverty
28 Sandpiper Court
Water’s Edge Business Park
Modwen Road
Salford
M5 3EZ

Please email us to let us know if you are going to get busy with those needles, so we can get an idea of how many will be coming our way! It would be fantastic if we got lots extra so that we could make some bunting to take with us when we go to Westminster on the 16th of October.