Welcome to Feeding Britain.

We are an independent charity, established by members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, to help put into practice the recommendations set out in the group’s Feeding Britain reports.

Our objective is to work towards a hunger-free United Kingdom by 2020.

We are pursuing this objective by co-ordinating a series of projects to relieve and prevent hunger, and working for reforms at a national level to reduce the nation’s vulnerability to hunger.

Cross-party group of MPs and Peers launches inquiry on how many older people are hungry and malnourished

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger today launches an inquiry into the extent and causes of hunger amongst older people in Britain.

Over the past four years, the Group has heard in evidence from hundreds of food banks across the country that it is almost exclusively families and individuals below retirement age who seek their help. However, the Group is concerned that, despite the significant reduction in pensioner poverty that has taken place under successive governments, there are some older people who, for one reason or another, struggle to keep themselves both fed and well-nourished.

The Group will therefore gather written and oral evidence over the next four months, to gain a deeper understanding of the problem. It aims to publish its findings, alongside a series of recommendations to counter the problem, by Christmas.

The officers of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger who will conduct the inquiry are Frank Field MP (Chair), Heidi Allen MP, Steve Double MP, Baroness Jenkin, Emma Lewell-Buck MP, and Philippa Whitford MP.

The deadline for written submissions is Friday 20th October. Submissions can be sent to andrew.forsey@parliament.uk

For further information please see the full press release here: Call for evidence- inquiry on hunger and the elderly

You can also contact Andrew Forsey in Frank Field MP’s office on andrew.forsey@parliament.uk or 0207 219 6636.

All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the United Kingdom

In April 2014, the APPG commissioned an inquiry into the extent and causes of hunger in the United Kingdom. The Inquiry received four hundred submissions and took oral evidence in Birkenhead, Cornwall, Salisbury and South Shields. Additional evidence was gathered through a series of hearings in the House of Commons. The Inquiry’s report, Feeding Britain: A strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, was published in December 2014.

You can read the report by clicking here. The evidence review upon which the Inquiry based its recommendations can be found here.

Hungry Holidays

In April 2017, the APPG published the results of an inquiry on holiday hunger, containing recommendations on how to tackle hunger during school holidays. Read the report here: Hungry Holidays.

Feeding Britain: Six Months On

In June 2015, the APPG published a progress report on its early work and campaigns. You can read this document, Feeding Britain: Six Months On, by clicking here.

A route map to ending hunger as we know it in the United Kingdom: Feeding Britain in 2015-16

In December 2015, the APPG reported on the changing extent and causes of hunger in this country in the year since it first reported on this phenomenon. As well as an audit of the recommendations it made in December 2014, the APPG in this report laid out a fresh set of proposals for ending hunger as we know it in the United Kingdom.

You can read the report by clicking here.

Britain’s not-so-hidden hunger

In April 2016, the APPG published a short report on its early attempts to begin measuring the numbers of people at risk of being hungry, and the reasons why, as well as progress made on the proposals it set out in December 2015 to counter this vulnerability to hunger.

You can read the report by clicking here.


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