End Hunger Campaign
The number of people living in poverty in the UK has been steadily increasing in the last decade. There are now two million people who are malnourished and 500,000 depending on foodbanks to survive. End Hunger UK is a campaign headed up by Church Action on Poverty, but it also involves formidable partners- from FareShare to Oxfam and the Trussell Trust. The campaign will ask what the government needs to do to make the situation better and will then put pressure on the government to do something.
What you can do
- Join the 'Big Conversation' online: write your answer to the question 'What does our government need to do to End Hunger in the UK?' on a paper plate, take a photo of it, and tweet it with the hashtag #EndHungerUK
- Post a screenshot of your tweet to the SCM facebook group to generate interest in the campaign and conversation about hunger in the UK.
- Organise a 'Big Conversation' event in your area. This can be a coffee morning, a forum or a simple discussion meeting. Can you organise it with a local foodbank? Here is more information to get you started.
- Go and watch the Ken Loach film 'I, Daniel Blake' about poverty and benefits sanctions in the UK. Take a group from church, organise a trip with your SCM group, or just go with a friend!
- Get other people involved in the campaign- speak to your local Christian Union or Just Love group. They may want to join in with the campaign too.
- Once you have written on your plate(s) and tweeted, gather as many plates as possible from your church, group or Big Conversation gathering, and send them to your local MP. See more here.