London Challenge Poverty Week is a chance for us to raise our voices against poverty in the capital and show what needs to be done to tackle it. During the week, Londoners will be joining forces to highlight that for too long, low pay, insecure hours, high housing costs and cuts to social security have been pulling many of us into poverty. It’s not right that parents cannot afford childcare or are having to turn to foodbanks. Nor do any of us want to live in a city where our health and prospects are held back because of how much money we have. We'll be posting material about London Challenge Poverty Week here.
Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United footballer, has set up a 'child food poverty task force' representing the UK’s biggest food brands, with the aim that they will work together to back solutions to food poverty, he revealed in a letter sent to MPs. If you support this initiative, consider writing to your MP.