Let's #EndChildFoodPoverty together

Marcus Rashford

“We must act with urgency to stabilise the households of our vulnerable children. No child in the UK should be going to bed hungry. Whatever your feeling, opinion, or judgement, food poverty is never the child's fault. Let's protect our young. Let's wrap arms around each other and stand together to say that this is unacceptable, that we are united in protecting our children. Together we can end this problem.”
MR Sig

WE LIVE IN THE SIXTH RICHEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD.
NO CHILD SHOULD GO HUNGRY IN THIS COUNTRY.

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Before Covid-19, 4.3 million children were living in poverty in the UK. That's 9 in every classroom of 30.
2.3 million children experienced food insecurity between August 2020 and January 2021.
Two in five children in the UK living under the poverty line (1.3 million) are not eligible for Free School Meals.

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THE STORY SO FAR

June 2020: Government pledged to support children on Free School Meals over the summer holidays with food vouchers.

September 2020: Marcus Rashford formed the Child Food Poverty Task Force, a coalition of charities and food businesses calling on Government to implement 3 recommendations from the National Food Strategy.

October 2020: Marcus Rashford launched a parliamentary petition to #EndChildFoodPoverty, signed by over 1.1 million people.

November 2020: Following a major public campaign, Government announced a funding package to help alleviate child food poverty. The support package is significant progress against the 3 National Food Strategy recommendations, but there is still a long way to go:

✔️SUPPORTED

Extend the Holiday Activity and Food Programme to all areas in England, to all children who get Free School Meals

✔️SUPPORTED

Increase the value of Healthy Start vouchers to £4.25

❌NO PROGRESS MADE

Expand Free School Meals to all under-16s where a parent or guardian is in receipt of Universal Credit or equivalent benefit

 

WHERE TO FIND HELP?

If you or somebody you know is experiencing food insecurity, there are government schemes you may be eligible for:

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?

Click below for information on where to donate to support vulnerable families in your area:

HOW CAN I HELP?

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