End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry

Government should support vulnerable children & #endchildfoodpoverty by implementing 3 recommendations from the National Food Strategy to expand access to Free School Meals, provide meals & activities during holidays to stop holiday hunger & increase the value of and expand the Healthy Start scheme

381,453 Signatures


Status: Open
Opened: 14 Oct 2020, 5:04 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 39,072
Estimated Final Signatures: 7,134,676

Daily Rank: #1 • Weekly Rank: #2 • Total Rank: #1


Covid-19 has been tough on us all but Government should ensure children don’t pay the price:

- 14% of parents & 10% of children have experienced food insecurity over the last 6 months
- 32% of families have lost income as a result of Covid-19
- Demand for food banks this winter is predicted to be 61% higher than last.

With the Child Food Poverty Taskforce, I am calling for Government to allocate money to

- Expand free school meals to all under-16s where a parent or guardian is in receipt of Universal Credit or equivalent benefit
- Provide meals & activities during all holidays
- Increase the value of Healthy Start vouchers to at least £4.25 per week, and expand the scheme.

These 3 recommendations must be implemented without delay to #endchildfoodpoverty.


Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
2,332 0.61% Jeff Smith Labour
Manchester, Withington
1,925 0.51% Mike Kane Labour
Wythenshawe and Sale East
1,786 0.47% Kim Johnson Labour
Liverpool, Riverside
1,771 0.47% Kate Green Labour
Stretford and Urmston
1,768 0.46% Sir Graham Brady Conservative
Altrincham and Sale West
1,666 0.44% Lucy Powell Labour (Co-op)
Manchester Central
1,581 0.42% Catherine West Labour
Hornsey and Wood Green
1,563 0.41% Rebecca Long Bailey Labour
Salford and Eccles
1,520 0.40% Peter Dowd Labour
Bootle
1,486 0.39% Thangam Debbonaire Labour
Bristol West
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65,431 signatures - 17.0% of total

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