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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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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21 January 2021
Inquiry Child Food Poverty
Witnesses Henry Dimbleby (Lead Non-Executive Board Member at Defra), and Anne Longfield OBE (Children's Commissioner for England at Children's Commissioner's Office)
Committees Petitions Committee
Oral Evidence
21 January 2021
Inquiry Child Food Poverty
Witnesses Lindsay Boswell (Chief Executive at FareShare), Garry Lemon (Director or Policy, External Affairs and Research at The Trussell Trust), Anna Taylor (Executive Director at Food Foundation), and Azmina Siddique (Policy and Research Manager at The Children's Society)
Committees Petitions Committee
Oral Evidence
FCP0001 - Child Food Poverty
Witnesses Marcus Rashford
Committees Petitions Committee
Written Evidence

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