The number of children attending their first day of school underweight increased by 16% between 2012 and 2015.
There has been an alarming increase in food poverty in the UK. All across this country there are families who struggle to put food on the table; children are going to school hungry and parents are skipping meals to make sure they can feed their kids.
The Church Urban Fund is working to stop this. They are calling on churches, schools, families, and individuals throughout England to stand up to food poverty – and have some fun in the process. On Shrove Tuesday, (28th February) join the Big Pancake Party and raise money so that no one has to go hungry this spring.
The idea is simple; get together, eat some pancakes, maybe take a few challenges, have a great time, and raise funds for those in need. CUF have plenty of ideas for how you can raise money at the Big Pancake Party; simply choose the idea (or ideas!) that work for you and get cooking.
Here’s how CUF is helping
The Together Network is tackling food poverty in com
munities across England. Through food banks and summer holiday projects intended to put a dent in to hunger, the Together Network has provided food for thousands of people.
The Together Network is a network of local relational partnerships. Church Urban Fund works with churches, national and local government, charities and foundations, as well as individual supporters, to bring about positive change in communities.
Their work is not simply about putting food on plates. The Together Network is about building relationships; it is about building networks around people so that they can access support and build their own capacity. The Together Network sees the whole person and not just the hunger.
Join the Big Pancake Party and help eat away at hunger.