Today I have launched a campaign in the Daily Mirror, a petition to investigate the causes of food bank use and hunger in the UK today. After speaking at both major party conferences this summer about the realities of food banks and poverty in the UK, after sharing my experiences again and again, after countless reports from Oxfam and the Trussell Trust that show food bank use is on the rise in Britain today – the time has come to do something about it.
In partnership with the Daily Mirror’s “Give Our Kids A Christmas” campaign, please follow the links and sign the petition, to generate a debate in Parliament about the need for food banks in Britain. This is not a “big society”. This is a Broken Britain. Please help me to try and fix it, not for me, but for the 80,000 children who will wake up homeless on Christmas day, for the half a million people reliant on food banks to help them feed themselves and their families, for the 1 in 5 families in Britain who regularly miss meals so their children can eat.
Please sign and share the link below. Thankyou.