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Child Food Poverty

Inquiry

The Petitions Committee has launched an inquiry into child food poverty, to consider issues raised in an e-petition started by Marcus Rashford entitled: "End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry." The petition has so far gained over 1 million signatures. The Committee’s inquiry comes as the government announced a financial support package in November 2020 for vunerable families in England. The Committee plans to hold one or more evidence sessions on this topic in the new year, to examine child food poverty in the UK in more detail and how to build on the Government’s winter support package and address any gaps in the support.

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  • Email: petitionscommittee@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General) 0207 219 4887 / For media enquiries contact Gary Connor, Media Relations Manager and Hannah Olbison, Senior Media Relations Officer, at hocmediacorporate@parliament.uk and 0207 219 0969