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All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger and Food Poverty

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger and Food Poverty was established by Labour and Conservative MPs, Frank Field and Laura Sandys, in October 2013. Tasked with raising the issues of hunger and food poverty within the UK, it set out to proactively investigate the root causes and the rising demand for food banks across Britain, and identify ways of addressing the issue. Last year, it commissioned an Inquiry to gather evidence from a wide range of organisations and individuals. This LGIU (Local Government Information Unit) briefing summarises the main findings and recommendations from the APPG’s inquiry 

The LGIU briefing also highlights: 

  • The APPG Evidence Review explores the nature of hunger and food poverty across the UK, the role of food banks and the failure of Britain’s food system to provide universal access to healthy, affordable food

  • Feeding Britain sets out the Inquiry’s conclusions with 77 recommendations to ensure that every individual and household has adequate resources, facilities and abilities to purchase, prepare and cook fresh, healthy and affordable food


Better Food Wirral

This event took place on the 10th April 2014 at Tranmere Rovers Football Club. The event brought together residents, food businesses, community organisations and the Council to debate how to build a better food system for the borough.

Work continues on the development of a Wirral Food Plan.
For more information go to and/or tweet your views and ideas to @BettrFoodWirral (it is spelt right!)