Food bank parcels in the UK are nutritionally adequate - but remain a mere plaster on the deep wound of hunger in this country

The contents of Trussel Trust food bank parcels have been shown by some researchers to be nutritionally adequate. Robert Puddick, Nutritionist at the NHS Diabetes Prevention program, discusses the uneasy tension between emergency food aid and long term healthful solutions to hunger.Read more

Compassionate communities can solve hunger and isolation

A compassionate community can address hunger and ease social isolation. Stella West-Harling shares her learning and experience over the years which led to the creation of the Dartmoor Community Kitchen Hub.Read more

Improving Universal Credit by Listening to People Experiencing Hardship

The NAO has published a report on Universal Credit which highlights flaws in the system, and the inevitability of its roll out. Feeding Britain has been working with local networks across the UK to evidence the driving causes of hunger. Here we outline 6 key issues associated with UC which, if fixed, would reduce hardships faced by claimants.Read more

The Stability of Instability: A Reflection on Developments at West Cheshire Foodbank

Emma Greenwood and Holly White from West Cheshire Foodbank, and the Feeding Britain pilot in Cheshire West and Chester, reflect on recent reports from the Trussell Trust of a 13% increase in the distribution of emergency food through their network.Read more

Volunteers Respond to Holiday Hunger

Stephanie Denning, PhD researcher at the University of Bristol, asks what motivates volunteersRead more

Tackling holiday hunger- when will England follow Scotland’s lead?

Feeding Britain welcomes the announcement that North Lanarkshire council has voted in favour of the proposal to make free school meals available 365 days a year.Read more

Food Poverty Changing the Story

Feeding Britain National Director to speak at food poverty conference hosted by Edge Hill University.Read more

Hunger and Malnutrition in the Elderly: What You Can Do

The recently released APPG report “Hidden hunger and malnutrition in the elderly” paints a worrying picture about the state of malnutrition and hunger amongst the elderly population of the UK- here's what YOU can do to help.Read more

Hunger by the Sea

Dr. Sue Sudbury on "Hunger by the Sea", a short animation giving a human voice to the statistics and news media around foodbank users.Read more

For the first time in 100 years the UK Government has committed itself to ending hunger over the school holidays

Results from the 2nd reading of the School Holiday (Meals and Activities) Provision Bill tabled by Frank Field MP.Read more

How Many Older People are Hungry or Malnourished?

Frank Field MP discusses the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition among older people, and key recommendations for the government and general public.Read more

Researching Holiday Hunger

Professor Greta Defeyter talks about the research undertaken by the Healthy Living Lab team at Northumbria University into holiday hungerRead more