In the media

July 2017

I know what it’s like to spend school holidays hungry. So do today’s kids, The Guardian, 27 July 2017

Cross-party group of MPs and Peers launches inquiry on how many older people are hungry and malnourished , Press release, 18 July 2017

As the school holidays begin, MPs are warning that as many as 3 million children could go hungry this summerBBC 5 with Adrian Chiles, 18 July 2017

December 2016

Children in the UK are going hungry at Christmas: these projects are working to change that, Huffington Post, 15 December 2016

November 2016

Spike in food bank usage blamed on delays in benefit claims, The Guardian, 14 November 2016

Long benefit payment delays affect 92,000 claimants in one year, forcing many to use food banks, The Independent, 14 November 2016

October 2016

How London can follow Birkenhead’s lead in reducing food waste, Evening Standard, 19 October 2016

September 2016

The UK has a golden opportunity to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition, Politics Home, 23 September 2016

August 2016

Working families without enough money to afford food, Ipsos MORI, 10 August 2016

April 2016

Let’s shine a light on Britain’s hidden hunger, The Guardian, 21 April 2016

Thousands of pupils start school underweight, say MPs, BBC News, 15 April 2016

Some schools see one in five pupils arrive hungry, MPs warn, TES, 15 April 2016

One in five kids go to school hungry every day, heartbreaking report reveals, Daily Mirror, 15 April 2016

Rising number of children underweight when they start school, BuzzFeed, 15 April 2016

Thousands of children start school hungry, MPs warn, The Independent, 15 April 2016

December 2015

David Cameron urged to tackle UK’s ‘scandal of hunger’, BBC News, 10 December 2015

MPs call on business to play its part in eradicating hunger, Financial Times, 10 December 2015

David Cameron urged to help ‘armies of people going hungry in UK’, ITV News, 10 December 2015

Archbishop Justin Welby: welfare reforms leave poor at risk of hunger, Daily Telegraph, 10 December 2015

Threat of a hunger ‘a fact of life for many’, APPG warns, Church Times, 10 December 2015

British left vulnerable to hunger after welfare reforms, warns Justin Welby, The Guardian, 10 December 2015

Labour MP says David Cameron should set up emergency committee to tackle food bank crisis, Daily Mirror, 10 December 2015

August 2015

School holiday hunger: The kids forced to live on margarine butties in foodbank Britain during school holidays, Daily Mirror, 18 August 2015

Marketplace for need, The Tablet, 13 August 2015

Never in the Post-War Period Has Hunger Presented Itself as Such a Major Political Issue, Huffington Post, 7 August 2015

June 2015

Creating a Blueprint for Local Action Against Hunger, Huffington Post, 22 June 2015

Landlords should be forced to provide cooker and fridge, says group of MPs, The Guardian, 14 June 2015

Slow benefits and low pay leave our children unfed, The Independent on Sunday, 13 June 2015

Wirral foodbank to pilot new ‘fuel parcel’ scheme, Liverpool Echo, 1 June 2015

April 2015

What can be done about the rising number of food banks?, New Statesman, 20 April 2015

January 2015

Ofgem to investigate gas and electricity costs faced by the poorest UK households, The Independent, 21 January 2015

December 2014

Food Banks in Britain: “People Would Have Died If We Had Not Been Here”, Newsweek, 22 December 2014

Food banks: The growing struggle to feed Britain and tackle food poverty, IB Times, 19 December 2014

Looking beyond food banks to dig up the roots of hunger in Britain, The Guardian, 9 December 2014

Feeding Britain food banks report published – reaction: Politics Live blog, The Guardian, 8 December 2014

Food banks: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urges politicians to face up to Britain’s hunger, The Independent, 8 December 2014

Food bank report is a chance to end the toxic political stand-off, The Spectator, 8 December 2014

Families go hungry as supermarkets send millions of tonnes of food for landfill, Daily Telegraph, 8 December 2014

‘Stop food waste and speed up benefits payments to end UK hunger,’ say MPs and church in foodbank report, ITV News, 8 December 2014

Food banks: why can’t people afford to eat in the world’s sixth richest country?, New Statesman, 8 December 2014

‘Pay benefits faster’ to reduce hunger, MPs urge, BBC News, 8 December 2014

More than 4 million British people going hungry because of Government cuts, 8 December 2014

Food banks: Duncan Smith promises positive response after critical report, The Guardian, 8 December 2014 

‘Confront simple fact hunger stalks Britain’ urges church-funded report, The Guardian, 8 December 2014

State must back food banks, says Welby: Archbishop of Canterbury steps into austerity row with radical report, Mail on Sunday, 7 December 2014

August 2014

North Yorkshire school children missing out on free meals, The Northern Echo, 28 August 2014

Exclusive: Disadvantaged children could miss out on underfunded free school meals programme, The Independent, 19 August 2014

July 2014

Poverty team gets food for thought on South Tyneside visit, The Shields Gazette, 05 July 2014

Food bank Britain: can MPs agree on the causes of poverty in the UK, The Guardian, 04 July 2014

Hunger and food poverty are sweeping the North East, inquiry into the problem heard, The Journal, 04 July 2014

Experts gather in the North East to discuss food poverty, The Northern Echo, 04 July 2014

June 2014

Cross-party inquiry into the increasing need for food banks, West Briton, 19 June 2014

Families are slipping through the welfare net into hunger and poverty, Daily Mirror, 11 June 2014

Inquiry into food poverty, Salisbury Journal, 10 June 2014

Bishop of Durham urges North East to give evidence on food banks, The Journal, 09 June 2014

Bishops attack food poverty scandal as hunger inquiry seeks answers in the West, Western Morning News, 09 June 2014

Britain shamed over supermarket waste, The Times, 09 June 2014

Hunger and food poverty inquiry gathers first evidence in Birkenhead, Wirral Globe, 03 June 2014

Tonnes of supermarket food wasted in green deal, The Times, 03 June 2014

Supermarkets only give 2% of unwanted food to hungry families and send the rest to be turned into biofuel because it is cheaper, Daily Mail, 03 June 2014

UK Food Industry urged by parliamentary inquiry to give more food to FareShare, FareShare, 03 June 2014

Supermarkets told to give more food to those in need, The Times, 02 June 2014

May 2014

Soaring energy and housing costs force poorest homes to turn to food banks, The Observer, 18 May 2014

April 2014

Gaining the full picture on food poverty, Letter to The Guardian, 24 April 2014

Hunger is a ‘national crisis’, religious leaders tell Cameron, The Guardian, 16 April 2014

Take politics out of food bank debate, says Tory MP as inquiry is launched, The Guardian, 1 April 2014

Frank Field launches Parliamentary inquiry into food poverty, WirralGlobe, 2 April 2014

Frank Field launches Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty, PoliticsHome, 1 April 2014

MPs launch foodbanks use inquiry, MSN News, 1 April 2014

February 2014

Bishop to Lead Parliamentary Inquiry into Foodbanks and Food Poverty, The Church of England website, 25 February 2014


Demand for food banks show ‘society falling away’, ITV, 16 October 2013

Labour MP calls for probe into spiralling number of families resorting to foodbanks, Mirror, 16 October 2013

Hungrier than ever: Britain’s use of food banks triples, The Independent, 16 October 2013


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