At the end of day 2, #jackspetition has a staggering 91,186 signatures, and some great public figures coming out in support of the campaign. Let me know if there’s any that I’ve missed, but I noticed:
Jane Czyzelska (editor, Diva Magazine), John Prescott, and son David Prescott, Caroline Lucas, Natalie Bennett, The Robin Hood Tax team, Paul Heaton, Church Action On Poverty, The Trussell Trust, Oxfam, Unite, the i newspaper, and the Daily Mirror … And that’s just a few I can see at a glance on my Twitter feed!
So please keep signing and sharing, even if you’ve shared it already, please do so again – this is an absolutely phenomenal response and sends a very clear message to the Government that we want answers. Don’t let them wriggle out of it. The bigger this is, the harder it will be for them to ignore.
Thankyou all so much for your support with this.
If you’ve signed and shared the petition and are wondering what else you can do to help, firstly share it again, and secondly, if you can, please donate something to the Daily Mirror Christmas appeal: “Give our kids a Christmas.” Around 20,000 children in the UK will wake up on Christmas morning with no presents and no food in the cupboards – I am backing the Daily Mirror appeal to try to give those kids a Christmas. I hope some of you can too.
SIGN the petition: www.change.org/foodbanks
DONATE to the Daily Mirror Christmas appeal: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/christmas-appeal-trussell-trust—2868604
Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe