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

Our original plan was for End Hunger UK supporters to leave hand-made pieces of fruit and veg with MPs after they had met with them during the End Hunger UK Week of Action. However, we have decided to do things differently because of the uncertain political situation.

After the general election (that we are pretty sure is going to be called soon) we will be sending as many newly-elected or re-elected MPs as possible a piece of knitted food to let them know that folk around the country are demanding that all political parties set out an action plan for ending food poverty by 2030. We will be asking them to support our call for a plan, and to show their support by tweeting a picture of themselves with the woolly foodstuff.

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 out to the MPs.

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!