Conor isхЪbacking a campaign by End Hunger UK and Labour colleague Emma Lewell-Buck MP to measure ‘hidden hunger’ and fight food poverty in St Helens and across the country.
New figures have shown that more than one in ten adults and more than a quarter of parents with children under 18 are skipping meals because of a lack of money.
Throughout the North West, more than 170,000 three day emergency food parcels were distributed to people in need last year ‰лв up from just 7,400 five years’ ago.
Despite this, food insecurity is not properly measured across the UK ‰лв meaning there is no quality national data to quantify the scale of the problem. Hardworking volunteers and organisations do excellent work feeding those in need across our borough, but they can’t be properly supported if the Government doesn’t measure their work.
This is absolutely unacceptable in 21st Century Britain. The Government has a duty to tackle food poverty and must act to properly measure the scale of food insecurity so we can end hunger for good.\n


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