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Pantry supports End Hunger UK campaign

Posted 01 December 2016   |   By Nicola Poulter

Your Local Pantry and some of the UK’s leading charities and community groups working with people affected by hunger have combined forces for the first time, to launch a campaign that aims to end hunger in the UK.

A recent report from the United Nations Food & Agricultural Organisation suggested that as many as 8.4 million people in the UK struggle to put enough food on the table, equivalent to the entire population of London.

Working here in Stockport, we know many residents go without adequate and nutritious food – for all sorts of reasons.

Like us, the other charities behind the new End Hunger UK campaign (www.endhungeruk.org) work first-hand with thousands of local community groups and projects across the UK that support people affected by hunger, and while We support the End Hunger UK and embody their message that everyone should have access to good food, and no one should have to go to bed hungry.they believe the voluntary sector’s support can be “life-changing”, they say longer term solutions are urgently needed to tackle the issue.

Anna Jones, Food Sharing Officer, Stockport Homes said:

We support the End Hunger UK and embody their message that everyone should have access to good food, and no one should have to go to bed hungry.

Speaking on behalf of the charities behind the campaign, Niall Cooper, Director at Church Action on Poverty, said:

You might imagine that in modern day Britain we all have enough food to eat, or that hunger is only experienced by the few. Yet we see working parents missing meals so that their kids can eat, and vulnerable individuals turning to charities on a daily basis to get a meal. This is simply unacceptable.
That’s why we’re calling for an urgent, national conversation about what needs to be done, by the Government and others, to ensure that children get the food they need to give them the best start in life, and that nobody in the UK needs to go hungry.

People affected by hunger, or with ideas about how the Government should tackle the issue, are being urged to add their voice to the campaign by joining End Hunger UK’s ‘Big Conversation’ online, on social media using the hashtag #EndHungerUK, or at local charity and community group events being held across the UK, until March 2017.

See the flyer below for more information.

Big Conversation flyer

 

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Hi Benni, I would advise that you discuss your housing situation with our Homechoice team who can be contacted on 0161 217 6016 or email homechoice@stockporthomes.org

Benni

I am on ESA due to mental and physical, long term health issues. I am unable to ever work. They award points for people who work, volunteer, or are in training. I cannot do any of those, so people who ARE able bodied get more points that I do.
I do get medical points but I still have nowhere near enough total points to ever get rehoused; I have been bidding for two years and at least thirty people are in front of me every week. I am probably never going to get rehoused. It is not as if Im being overly fussy about properties; I cannot go for stairs for example.

I even had a wonderful doctors letter saying that my current home is no longer suitable and also making me more ill, and I only got a measly 10 points. It is unfair that people who CANNOT work or volunteer get less points than those who CAN. I am a clean, quiet and decent middle aged woman, non smoker, no pets or children. I had landlords sing my praises in the past yet this counts for nothing. I also have the most excellent references, yet I am stuck with terrible neighbours and two flights of stairs that I can no longer manage; with no chance of ever getting out. I cannot afford private either as the shortfall in rent is out of my reach.

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