food poverty

Free school meals: Everything you need to know
Social Justice

Free school meals: Everything you need to know

We outline free school meals eligibility, how much it costs, how children can access them, and how lockdown has affected kids’ school lunches

More than 50 organisations call on government to prevent impending ‘mass homelessness crisis’
Housing

More than 50 organisations call on government to prevent impending ‘mass homelessness crisis’

An open letter to the prime minister, led by Lord Bird, has warned of a mass homelessness crisis – the likes of which have never been seen before. It comes as the UK faces the end of furlough, cuts in universal credit and rising food and fuel prices.

Universal credit cut: What £20 can get you in a supermarket
Social Justice

Universal credit cut: What £20 can get you in a supermarket

Households across the UK will lose out on £20-per-week in a matter of days through the universal credit cut. This is how much it could cut into their weekly shop.

Marcus Rashford takes on government over universal credit cut
Activism

Marcus Rashford takes on government over universal credit cut

Onjali Raúf: ‘Kids are hyper-aware of the issues facing the world’
Books

Onjali Raúf: ‘Kids are hyper-aware of the issues facing the world’

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Right to Food Day: Campaigners’ push for National Food Strategy inclusion
Activism

Right to Food Day: Campaigners’ push for National Food Strategy inclusion

Jamie Oliver: ‘Marcus Rashford has done a brilliant job’
Activism

Jamie Oliver: ‘Marcus Rashford has done a brilliant job’

Hairy Biker Si King releases charity single to raise money for food banks
Activism

Hairy Biker Si King releases charity single to raise money for food banks

Ian Byrne: The MP uniting football and political rivals on a right to food
Activism

Ian Byrne: The MP uniting football and political rivals on a right to food

‘Is it fair people go hungry? No’ Marcus Rashford backs Right to Food cause
Activism

‘Is it fair people go hungry? No’ Marcus Rashford backs Right to Food cause

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge launch Health Start vouchers cooking scheme
Activism

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge launch Health Start vouchers cooking scheme

Football fans ‘terrified’ of Super League impact on food banks
Activism

Football fans ‘terrified’ of Super League impact on food banks

Food poverty in the UK: The causes, figures and solutions
Social Justice

Food poverty in the UK: The causes, figures and solutions

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Newcastle backs Right To Food campaign to ‘end the scandal’ of poverty
Activism

Newcastle backs Right To Food campaign to ‘end the scandal’ of poverty

Jay Blades lived on ‘one tomato a day’ as a struggling teen
TV

Jay Blades lived on ‘one tomato a day’ as a struggling teen

Concerns over pupil hunger as one in five UK schools start food bank
Activism

Concerns over pupil hunger as one in five UK schools start food bank

‘Toast is king’: The breakfast scheme making sure all kids are fed
Activism

‘Toast is king’: The breakfast scheme making sure all kids are fed

‘Devastating’ photo of Glasgow food queue shows ‘need for action’
Activism

‘Devastating’ photo of Glasgow food queue shows ‘need for action’

Glasgow food queue: ‘If I didn’t come here I’d have nothing’ 
Activism

Glasgow food queue: ‘If I didn’t come here I’d have nothing’ 

Viral photo of freezing soup kitchen queue branded a ‘national failure’
Social Justice

Viral photo of freezing soup kitchen queue branded a ‘national failure’

What it’s like to accidentally start a movement
Opinion

What it’s like to accidentally start a movement

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How LadBaby’s songs about sausage rolls have shined a light on food poverty
Activism

How LadBaby’s songs about sausage rolls have shined a light on food poverty

Marcus Rashford: ‘We all have a duty to protect our vulnerable’
Activism

Marcus Rashford: ‘We all have a duty to protect our vulnerable’

How will Brexit impact food prices in the UK?
Politics

How will Brexit impact food prices in the UK?

Veteran who fought Covid and homelessness battles food poverty at Christmas
Activism

Veteran who fought Covid and homelessness battles food poverty at Christmas

Morrisons launches food bank donation appeal
Activism

Morrisons launches food bank donation appeal

Russell Brand is volunteering at a food bank thanks to Marcus Rashford
Activism

Russell Brand is volunteering at a food bank thanks to Marcus Rashford

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson ‘puts rivalries aside’ to tackle food poverty
Activism

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson ‘puts rivalries aside’ to tackle food poverty

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad will shine a light on food poverty
Activism

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad will shine a light on food poverty

Rashford petition to end child food poverty hits 1m signatures
Activism

Rashford petition to end child food poverty hits 1m signatures

Local businesses ‘overwhelmed’ by demand for half-term meals
Social Justice

Local businesses ‘overwhelmed’ by demand for half-term meals

Mesut Özil gives out free school meals as football tackles child food poverty
Activism

Mesut Özil gives out free school meals as football tackles child food poverty

Free school meals map shows over 1,000 businesses support kids over half term
Social Justice

Free school meals map shows over 1,000 businesses support kids over half term

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