Food Poverty

Total 14 Posts

Open Letter to the Prime Minister — Feed the children.

3 min read
Statement on the Government withdrawal of half term food support for children.

How government spending goes to certain voters – and shapes inequality.

6 min read
Spending decisions can often be explained by look at who voted for the party in government.

Free school meals: Private profit rather than public benefit.

4 min read
Often, when bad things happen, we want to believe that this is an isolated error that can be easily rectified. More often, though, this error is systemic: the outcome of a system structured to do exactly this – like the UK school meal fiasco.

Food shortages, Brexit and COVID-19: How Britain’s problems converged at Christmas.

6 min read
Why the UK government should come clean to the public about food shortages after Brexit.

Useful links and phone numbers.

5 min read
The Christmas season is always a difficult time for many people. This one is liable to be a lot harder for so many more though, and for so many more reasons than many expect.

Free school meals debate shows how Victorian attitudes about undeserving poor persist.

4 min read
Your view on poverty depends on whether you see poverty as the result of individual or policy failings. Sometimes the public view of agency-driven poverty masks very real structural causes.

Open Letter to the Education Secretary — Eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals.

2 min read
The National Education Union is asking people to support and sign an open letter to the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, calling upon him to eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals to all children who need them over the school holidays.
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