Eleven of the UK’s charities working with people affected by hunger have combined forces, for the first time, to launch a campaign that aims to end hunger in the UK. Charities include the Christian organisations Church Action on Poverty and the Trussell Trust.
The campaign is calling for ‘an urgent, national conversation about what needs to be done, by the Government and others, to ensure that children get the food they need to give them the best start in life, and that nobody in the UK needs to go hungry.’
Supporters are encouraged to host their own Big Conversation event – a forum, coffee morning or an informal meeting – asking ‘how to end hunger in the UK’. Those attending events are urged to write their answer to the Big Conversation question on a paper plate and post a picture of it on social media using the hash tag #EndHungerUK. It is suggested that plates could also be sent to local MPs.
‘You might imagine that in modern day Britain we all have enough food to eat, or that hunger is only experienced by the few. Yet we see working parents missing meals so that their kids can eat, and vulnerable individuals turning to charities on a daily basis to get a meal. This is simply unacceptable’, commented Niall Cooper, Director at Church Action on Poverty, speaking on behalf of the charities behind the campaign.
Resources and more information
More information and a wide range of resources are available for End Hunger UK on the campaign website.
Charities supporting End Hunger UK
Charities include Child Poverty Action Group, Church Action on Poverty, Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, FareShare, First Steps Nutrition, Food Ethics Council, Food Matters, Independent Food Aid Network, Magic Breakfast, Nourish Scotland, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, The Food Foundation, and The Trussell Trust.