Call for MPs to tackle ‘Holiday Hunger’

A group of over 30 organisations, including national charities, businesses and academics, are calling on the UK administrations to commit to eliminating ‘Holiday Hunger’, where children from poorer families struggle to eat a nutritious diet during school holidays. The letter sent to the relevant Secretaries of State and Cabinet Secretaries congratulates the Welsh Government on

Flipping for Kitchen Social on Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday brings together new supporters for Kitchen Social with Borough Market, Better Bankside, Midnight Runners and Northern Trust backing our campaign to tackle holiday hunger and social isolation. With frying pans at the ready, an intrepid Kitchen Social Running Team ventured out of City Hall to take part in Bankside’s Pancake Day Race in

JB Gill and TJ Dobson launch Kitchen Social

Kitchen Social is our new campaign to tackle the growing problem of holiday hunger amongst the capital’s poorest school children. The campaign launched with the support of farmer and ex JLS member, JB Gill and youth board member, and Junior Masterchef Finalist, TJ Dobson. Statistics suggest that as many as 500,000 London children struggle for

FIONA TWYCROSS VISITS HOLIDAY PROVISION CLUBS

Our new pilot aimed at highlighting and tackling the hidden problem of holiday provision amongst London’s most vulnerable had a visit from Fiona Twycross, the Londonwide Assembly Member and publisher of Zero Hunger City: Tackling Food Poverty in London. The London Summer pilot, which is one of only a handful conducted to date across the

London’s Biggest Breakfast Celebration

The Mayor’s Fund for London and Magic 105.4 team up for the 2014 London’s Biggest Breakfast Celebration Date: 18th September, 2014, City Hall (6am to 10am) The Mayor’s Fund for London and Magic 105.4 will celebrate the culmination of the ‘2014 London’s Biggest Breakfast’ charity campaign – now in its second year – in a

Patsy Palmer goes back to school

On Thursday 22nd May, the EastEnders Actress had breakfast with children from Laycock Primary School Breakfast Club in Islington to raise money us. One in three London primary school children regularly miss their breakfast, according to the Mayor’s Fund for London. The first meal of the day is essential for learning but many kids are

Feeding London’s hungry children

London’s Biggest Breakfast, the campaign created by charity the Mayor’s Fund for London, launches on 24th April with a breakfast club at the Hilton London Tower Bridge. London’s Biggest Breakfast aims to raise awareness and much needed funds to support more breakfast clubs across London primary schools, ensuring children from the capital’s most deprived areas

Hunger in UK is getting worse

The number of people relying on food banks to survive has tripled over the last year, according to figures released last week. The Trussell Trust, which runs 400 food banks across the UK, says it handed out supplies to more than 350,000 people between April and September this year. A third of those being helped

Hungry kids – in Britain, 2013

A couple of hours ago Jackie Long, Social Affairs Editor at Channel 4 News, posted this excellent piece on the Channel 4 blog. It’s hard-hitting and well worth a few minutes of your time – especially as there are only a few days to go until London’s Biggest Breakfast, which we hope will publicise our

One-third of children in London are “going to bed hungry”, says new report

Yesterday, the London Food Board –  an advisory group of independent food policy organisations and experts which oversees the implementation of The Mayor’s food strategy and leads the debate on sustainable food issues in the capital – and the pollsters Ipsos Mori issued a rather disturbing report which showed that a third of children in London have