There is increasing awareness of the issue of children being at risk of hunger during the school holidays and a growing response from a wide range of organisations. The Department for Education is piloting a coordinated reponse in nine council areas in England.
Simon Shaw shares key reflections and learning from the first year of Food Power, our national food poverty programme.
A national petition calling on the UK government to Fix Universal Credit was handed over at 10 Downing Street on 7 November
The #DarwenGetsHangry campaign was launched on Friday 19 October by the Blackburn with Darwen Food Alliance, as part of their work with Food Power.
Yesterday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond released a UK Budget that was trailed by Prime Minister Theresa May as the beginning of an end to austerity. But what does it actually say, and what does it mean for those who have very little income and cannot afford to eat well?
The delivery of the flagship welfare reform has been found by the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts to be causing unacceptable hardship to claimants.
Join Blackburn with Darwen Food Alliance on Friday 19 October as young people from the school, along with support of Darwen Vale & Nightsafe, launch their #DarwengetsHangry campaign.
A study by the Union GMB has found that almost one in ten school staff are bringing in their own food for hungry kids. Read Sustain’s comment.
An event at the Centre for Food Policy - who are a member of Sustain - uses 20 years of experience of the everyday food habits of children and adults to make a true change to our food culture.
New report finds that there are an estimated 14.2 million people living in poverty in the U.K
Community Food and Health (Scotland), who are part of the Sustain alliance, are holding their annual Hear Say networking conference on 24 October.
New research by Sustain member the Food Foundation shows that low income households may be struggling to afford food that follows the Eat Well Guide
The End Hunger UK campaign, of which Sustain is a member, is running Behind Closed Doors, a touring exhibition of photography and poetry demonstrating some experiences food insecurity.
Sustain and the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) are raising awareness about the potential Meals on Wheels services have to combat malnutrition, food poverty and social isolation in older people, as well as other wider benefits such as preventative support and local employment or volunteering opportunities.
Get your local authority to tell us what it is doing to address food poverty!
Food Power works with a network of approximately 50 alliances or networks developing preventative and long-term responses to food poverty. The programme includes a particular focus on involving experts by experience at a strategic level. In this series of three interviews, some of those involved in the programme explore what this means for them.
The End Hunger UK coalition have launched a petition today calling on the Prime Minister to fix universal credit.
Research by Eating Better (who are a member of Sustain) shows that supermarket ready meals aren’t catering for the growing numbers of flexitarian and meat conscious customers.
People taking action to tackle food poverty from across the UK shared their experiences at the first Food Power conference. Simon Shaw, Food Power Programme Coordinator, provides a summary of discussions.
Food Cardiff launched its Five Year Food Security Plan at the Food Power conference networking event on 26 June 2018.
Twenty young people from Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, Blackburn Central High School & St Thomas’s participated in the Future Food Inquiry. The group included young people working with Food Power
On 27 June at Cardiff City Hall, Food Power will host a conference on how local food networks can tackle the root causes of food poverty.
In light of Asda-Sainsbury’s merger MPs want new power granted to the Groceries Code Adjudicator to prevent main supermarkets dominating groceries market.
Sustain member Eating Better is supporting a global initiative emphasising the importance of reducing our meat intake for the sake of the planet.
Sustain member the British Dietetic Association calls for investment to tackle preventable malnutrition which affects millions of people across the UK.
Community Food and Health Scotland (who work with Sustain) are asking people to contribute to the Scottish government’s consultations.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities has launched an inquiry on the costs of infant formula to families in the UK and the impact that the choice of infant formula, and the purchase of infant formula is having on the health, well-being and financial situation of families.
Sustain member FareShare reports on an incredibly successful year which has seen them make enormous strides in food waste.
There’s a showcase event for a unique organisation which brings academics and those working in food together to analyse our food system.
Ben Pearson, Food Power's Empowerment Programme Officer, co-facilitated a session with two young people to help participants explore a variety of sustainable and effective approaches to working with people who have a live experience of food poverty.
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Food Power is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.