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North Lanarkshire Council planning to provide free meals 365 days a year

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.

19/02/2018   Food Power

A million children on Universal Credit to miss out on Free School Meals

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. 

08/02/2018   Children's Food Campaign

Share your views on the future of Scotland's food system.

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

07/02/2018   Food Poverty

Crowdfunding for a community kitchen in Brighton

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.

03/02/2018   Food Access Network

Food Power welcomes five new peer mentors

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.

01/02/2018   Food Power

1 in 4 UK parents skipping meals due to lack of money

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.

30/01/2018   Food Poverty

Concentration of fast food outlets near schools rise by 67 per cent

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.

29/01/2018   Planning Food Cities

Fairtrade Fortnight starts Monday 26 February 2018

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.

25/01/2018   Ethical Eats

Nominations open for BBC Food and Farming Awards

Last chance to nominate your food heroes for this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards. The nominations will close on 29 January.

25/01/2018   Ethical Eats

APPG on Hunger report: meals on wheels services help to prevent malnutrition among older people

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.

22/01/2018   Food Poverty

Take action now to support the Household Food Insecurity Bill

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.

22/01/2018   Food Poverty

Take action now to support the School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill

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. 

16/01/2018   Food Poverty

Sustainable Food and Beveridge event

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.

13/01/2018   Food Poverty

Food Power offers financial support to help maximise local families' income

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.

08/01/2018   Food Power

Right to Food and ‘A Menu to End Hunger’

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.

20/12/2017   Food Poverty

Universal credit: One million children in poverty to miss out on free school meals

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. 

19/12/2017   Food Poverty

Bill to measure food insecurity passes first reading without opposition

Presented by Emma Lewell-Buck MP, the Bill will now have a second reading in February 2018

30/11/2017   Food Power

Demands for food banks on the rise across the UK, reports The Trussell Trust

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.

10/11/2017   Food Poverty

End Hunger UK calls on government to start measuring household food insecurity

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.

10/11/2017   Food Poverty

Sustain submits evidence to the APPG on Hunger inquiry into older people

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. 

27/10/2017   Sustain


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Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.