Objections have been raised in both Houses of Parliament to the Government's plan to introduce a net earnings threshold of £7400 for eligibility for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, triggering renewed calls to extend provision to include all children in poverty.
The second reading of Emma Lewell Buck MP's household food insecurity measurement bill has been postponed due to time constraints.
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
Trussell Trust have released a report today that publishes the findings of their research into disability and health conditions at foodbanks in the UK
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.
Nourish Scotland and the Poverty Truth Commission have released a report that aims to be a practical resource to help projects think about what dignity looks like in practice and how this can be achieved.
A new report Step up to the Plate: Towards a UK food and poverty strategy was launched this week at a roundtable event in Portcullis House hosted by Kate Green MP and Kevin Holindrake MP. This report highlights some of the key issues surrounding the lack of food insecurity measurement, the growth of food charity, and the human right to food.
The second reading of Frank Fields MP’s School Holidays (Meals and Provisions) Bill has prompted a response from government.
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.
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.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool has launched Rose Vouchers in the city. The Alexandra Rose project helps families on low incomes buy fresh fruit and vegetables.
Article 22 is a collaborative project set up by the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Newcastle, which will engage with academics, members of civil society and policy makers to examine the law and policy changes we need to secure economic, social and cultural rights in the UK.
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.
Beyond the Food Bank 2017 is the third edition of London’s comprehensive food poverty profile. The report looks at what local authorities are doing to reduce food poverty across a range of measures.
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 All-Pary Parliamentary Group on Hunger has published its report on hunger amongst children during the school holidays.
Sustain responds to the proposal to expand universal free schools meals to all primary school children
A group of over 30 organisations, including national charities, businesses and academics, are calling on the UK administrations to commit to eliminating ‘Holiday Hunger’, where children from poorer families struggle to eat a nutritious diet during school holidays.
Sustain was part of a group of organisations and experts responding to the Sky News story on ‘Holiday Hunger’. The group is calling on all UK administrations to commit to eliminating this across the UK.
The Greater London Authority has awarded funding to Croydon, Enfield, Merton, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets to develop food poverty action plans. Thanks to funding from Trust for London, Sustain will advise and assist the boroughs with their plans over the next six months.
The Greater London Authority has now allocated funding to five boroughs to develop their own food poverty action plans. Sustain's London Food Link will advise and assist the boroughs as they develop them.
A new report from London Food Link, part of the charity Sustain  tracks progress made by boroughs on addressing food poverty in the capital. The report presents findings of responses to London Food Link's survey against 9 measures; 28 out of 33 responded to this survey.
The case studies produced by Sustain, Sustainable Food Cities and the National Association of Care Catering outline how these meals on wheels services are operated, the additional services or value which they provide beyond delivery of prepared meals, their local partnerships and hopes for the future.
This short guide offers advice on drafting and delivering local food poverty action plans. The guide is based on analysis of a number of recently-produced local food poverty strategies or plans.
Beyond the Food Bank 2016 is the second edition of London’s comprehensive food poverty profile. The report looks at what local authorities are doing to reduce food poverty across a range of measures.
University of Oxford researchers have published an analysis of historic Trussell Trust data and official JSA sanctions data.
A new report finds that children have a good understanding of the importance of healthy diets, and are very sensitive to the household tensions that can arise when money for food is short.
The UK currently does not measure household food insecurity, defined as insufficient or insecure access to food due to resource constraint. The absence of regular, accurate data keeps the magnitude of the problem hidden, allowing for government inaction.
London's daily newspaper, the Evening Standard, is supporting a campaign to help supermarkets donate more of their unsold food to projects that feed the hungry and homeless
Sustain's Food Poverty officer, Simon Shaw, reflects on the new Evening Standard campaign, Food for London, launched on 20 September, and its fit with the work of Sustain and its members to tackle both food poverty and food waste.
New data from the UN released today shows that an estimated 8.4 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. Approximately 4.5% of people went without food for a whole day within the last year because they did not have enough money to eat.
Cuts to social care funding has been linked to rising rates of malnutrition among older people. Meals on wheels, which provides home delivery of nutritious meals to vulnerable people, has been cut by a third of UK council. However, these cuts deliver only short-term savings as the cost of admission to care home or hospitals far outwiegh investment to maintain the service.
The UK currently does not measure household food insecurity, defined as insufficient or insecure access to food due to resource constraint. The absence of regular, accurate data keeps the magnitude of the problem hidden, allowing for government inaction. Time to count the hungry argues that the UK would benefit from using a standard measure of household food insecurity, which could be used to monitor the problem as part of existing social and health surveys.
The forthcoming Nutrition4Growth Summit held during the Rio 2016 Olympics represents a major opportunity for the UK to commit to a new vision for food that delivers access to healthy, affordable and sustainable diets for all.
The UK currently does not measure household food insecurity, defined as insufficient or insecure access to food due to resource constraint. The absence of regular, accurate data keeps the magnitude of the problem hidden, allowing for government inaction. A new report from Sustain and partners published today argues that the UK would benefit from using a standard measure of household food insecurity, which could be used to monitor the problem as part of existing social and health surveys.
Sustain has joined the growing number of commercial, government and charitable organisations tackling the low-wage culture that contributes to in-work poverty and household food insecurity.
EasyFoodStore has opened its doors in Brent. The retailer promises to offer customers an option between food banks and discount retailers. Prices for most items are just 25p during the first month.
A gathering of campaigners and academics at City University in January agreed on the need for a standard, quantitative measure of food insecurity in the UK.
A coalition of organisations has launched Family Friendly London, challenging Mayoral candidates to commit to tackling child poverty.
New report from the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty calls for immediate action from government, regulators and local authorities to create a fairer food system that works better for people on low incomes.
Beyond the Food Bank is London’s first comprehensive food poverty profile. The new report from Sustain’s London Food Link looks at what local authorities are doing to help the most vulnerable access good food.
London Food Link releases the Capital's first comprehensive food poverty profile, looking Beyond the Food Bank at what local authorities are doing to help the most vulnerable access food.
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