North Lanarkshire Council is planning to provide free meals to low income families 365 days a year. This is part of efforts to tackle 'holiday hunger'. The council will pilot the initiative over the Easter holidays and could then extend into the summer holidays.
The Government has announced it will introduce an earnings threshold for eligibility for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, restricting eligibility to families with net earning below £7,400.
The Scottish Food Coalition is inviting people from across Scotland to get together for Kitchen Table Talks to discuss the future of food in Scotland
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership are crowdfunding throughout February for a Community Kitchen - a cookery school where everyone can eat, learn about and share good food.
Over two days together in Manchester, peer mentors took part in an induction focused on learning about each other’s alliances, exploring how the roles will work in each area and co-producing tools to monitor shared learning and impact along with our evaluation partner Cardiff University.
Calls grow for Government measure of ‘hidden hunger’ as YouGov survey commissioned by End Hunger UK members, including Sustain, reveals shocking figures that help shed a light on the extent of hidden hunger in the UK.
Simon Shaw reflects on progress addressing food poverty in the capital and the lessons that can be shared more widely. Our collaborative work in London provides further evidence that committed individuals and organisations can make a real difference to the lives of local people by working together.
New research has shown that more than one in four takeaways is within 5 minutes walk of a school - an increase of 67% in the last eight years. Read on for Sustain's comment.
This year the Fairtrade Foundation is asking people to ‘come on in’ to Fairtrade. The charity is urging everyone to create events from banquets to bake-offs to spread awareness about Fairtrade.
Last chance to nominate your food heroes for this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards. The nominations will close on 29 January.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger’s new inquiry report on hidden hunger and malnutrition and older people provides an update on the extent of and drivers for malnutrition among older people and sets out recommendations for government, councils, care providers and third sector organisations.
After successfully passing its first reading in November 2017, Emma Lewell-Buck MP’s Household Food Insecurity Bill will have its second reading on Friday 2 February 2018. There is still time to ask your MP to support this bill either by submiting an e-action or by calling your MP’s office.
There is still time to contact your MP to ask them to support Frank Field’s Holiday Hunger Bill before its second reading on Friday 19th of January. The End Hunger UK campaign have created a template message that can be used to contact your MP.
The London School of Economics is holding an event on sustainable food as part of their Beveridge 2.0 Festival. The discussions are aiming to rethink the welfare state for the 21st century.
Local food poverty alliances that are members of the programme can apply for up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help increase incomes and reduce costs for people experiencing, or at risk of, food poverty.
Today End Hunger UK released ‘A Menu To End Hunger In The UK’, published by a coalition of poverty, food and campaign organisations, including Sustain. This is a vital call to action, to solve modern day hunger in a wealthy nation.
New findings from The Children’s Society have revealed that one million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under universal credit proposals. A coalition of organisations is urging the public to respond to the Government’s consultation.
Presented by Emma Lewell-Buck MP, the Bill will now have a second reading in February 2018
The most recent data shows a 13% increase in the amount of food given out by Trussell Trust food banks from April - September 2017 when compared to the same period last year.
The campaign asks MPs to support the bill during it's reading on 29 November, when it will be put forward by Emma Lewell-Buck MP.
Sustain has submitted evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger's inquiry into the extent and causes of hunger amongst older people in Britain.
After a prolonged decline, the number of chronically undernourished people in the world increased last year, according to the latest statistics from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
All of us at Sustain are sorry to have received news of the death Gus Schumacher, an inspirational food campaigner from the US.
The phenomenal rise in the use of charitable food banks is a symptom of an underlying disorder: That the human right to food is far from a reality for too many people in our country. Sustain, Just Fair, Nourish and the Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University explain why our new programme will bring the benefits of a right to food home.
The First Steps Nutrition Trust has published updated guidance to health professionals on the Healthy Start scheme, and how to support those eligible for vitamin coupons and food vouchers.
Sustain and Church Action on Poverty are seeking proposals to conduct the evaluation of the Food Power programme, our new programme supporting local communities to tackle food poverty.
People in communities across the UK will be given support to tackle food poverty, under a new four-year programme supported with more than £1.6 million of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The Food Power initiative will help grass-roots experts in 32 areas develop ideas and work with like-minded groups elsewhere in the country.
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Food Power is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.