Today is the national day of fasting.
The End Hunger Fast is an ecumenical campaign working to raise awareness of and challenge the growing levels of food poverty in Britain.
Half a million people used food banks in the last year. Charitable support programmes are rapidly expanding but nonetheless a quarter of families are shrinking portion sizes. 5,500 people were admitted to hospital for malnutrition last year
No one should go hungry in Britain. More and more people are just one unexpected bill away from facing bare cupboards. This is a national and moral crisis and government must act to protect the half a million going hungry in Britain.