We save the lives of malnourished children and support their families to beat hunger.
What’s the problem?
Right now, families in the UK are struggling to afford food. With food prices soaring, millions are being pushed below the breadline, with many struggling to feed themselves and their families.
Shockingly, the number of children in food poverty in the UK has nearly doubled in the last year to almost four million. Many families are being forced to skip meals, go hungry or not eating for a all day.
When families don’t have a lot of money, it becomes even harder to afford a healthy, nutritious diet. Those who are food insecure are more likely to cut back on fruit and vegetables – because they are just too expensive.
How we’re helping
Since 2020 Action Against Hunger has been working with local councils and community groups to support community pantries. Community pantries are local initiatives which give households at risk from food poverty access to affordable, nutritious foods on a weekly basis for a small membership fee (as little as £3.50 per week, for £40 worth of food).
We’re working with pantries in areas where deprivation is high – in parts of London, Manchester and Birmingham. Our aim is to make sure families in the UK not only get the food they need, but that the food is fresh, varied and nutritious.
Your monthly gift of £3 a month could help us expand our work in the UK – and help more families facing food poverty.