Everybody should have access to good food. Nobody should have to go to bed hungry.
Thrive spoke at the End Hunger’s activist conference on 17 October at Westminster Central Hall. Discussions took place around issues such as fixing the welfare system, building the capacity of local groups to highlighting the importance of measuring hunger and solving holiday hunger. This was also an opportunity to help organisations build local action to end hunger, alongside lobbying MPs.
End Hunger UK brings together many of the main charities working to alleviate food poverty and hunger in the UK including Church Action on Poverty; Child Poverty Action Group; FareShare; Food Ethics Council; Food Matters; The Food Foundation; the Independent Food Aid Network; Magic Breakfast; Nourish Scotland, Oxfam, Sustain, the Sustainable Food Cities and the Trussell Trust.
The event also looked at mobilising the power of the many thousands of local organisations and tens of thousands of volunteers working to tackle food poverty that make up the ‘food justice movement’ across the UK.