Tag Archives for food banks

Reducing hunger in the UK

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

In an important month for food poverty action has been promised, but the policy problem is still unclear The last month has been a seminal one for bringing forward new evidence and generating possible policy responses concerning the problem of rising levels of hunger in the UK.  In November, some of the most powerful and high profile voices in anti-poverty … Continue reading

17 December 2014 by
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Zero Hunger Britain

Ben Richardson

Brazil’s Zero Hunger programme is being adopted in countries around the world: why not Britain too? Tony Payne has argued that ‘we’re all developing countries now’. One corollary of this is that the pretension of an international policy hierarchy must be dropped. No longer should it be assumed that the best ways to address key developmental challenges have already been … Continue reading

8 May 2014 by
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Food banks and welfare reform

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

A ‘right to food’ approach can help to determine ultimate responsibility for preventing hunger Last week the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into hunger and food poverty was launched and today, the terms of reference will be finalised at a research summit in Portcullis House. The question of what is driving demand for food banks is likely to be prominent. The … Continue reading

9 April 2014 by
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