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Child Food Insecurity

Child Food Insecurity

The Children’s Inquiry into Food Insecurity was launched on 21st November 2017 and is led by Sharon Hodgson MP and supported by Leeds Beckett University, the Food Foundation, Lindsay Graham and Dr. Rys Farthing.

An estimated 4 million children are living in poverty in the UK and we are seeing a growing number of families using foodbanks. The Trussell Trust reported giving out 1,182, 954 food parcels in 2016/17, 37% of these were to children. The only national measure of food insecurity reported by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates 8.4 million people are living in food insecure households in the UK. UNICEF’s analysis of this same data estimates 10% of British children are living in severely food insecure households.

There is an urgent need to gather data to help us understand both the scale and the nature of the problem.

The inquiry will take submissions from children and from adult stakeholders. To access the children’s submission area please click here. To access the children’s submission area please click here.

For further information and details about the Inquiry please click here.

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