Parliamentary inquiry in to rising FoodBank usage

Feeding Britain was established in 2015 by a group of cross-party MPs and peers concerned about rising levels of hunger in the UK. Frank Field MP and the All Party-Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger launched an investigation into the scale and causes of hunger in 2013, which resulted in the first Feeding Britain report Feeding Britain, a strategy for zero hunger in England Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can read this and subsequent APPG on Hunger reports here.

Feeding Britain established to take action

Feeding Britain was created to help put the report’s recommendations into practice on the ground. The trustee board has since expanded to include leading figures in the food sector, both within and outside of politics. We are honoured that the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, is our President.

The Feeding Britain network grows

Since 2015, Feeding Britain has been working to establish local pilots around the country, where local organisations come together to combat hunger and its root causes in their communities. Our first pilots started in Birkenhead, South Shields and Cornwall, and we are now working in 14 areas around the country. Our pilots represent a vibrant network of partners committed to eliminating hunger for good, one that is growing all the time.

Feeding Britain has continued to support the APPG on Hunger to investigate emerging aspects of hunger in the UK, to take action on the issues identified by those working on the front line of hunger, and to hold people accountable for delivering against these recommendations.

Feeding Britain appointed our first National Director, Rosie Oglesby, in 2016. Our second member of staff, Annie Olivier, joined our team as Programme Coordinator in 2017.