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Manchester Evening News Coverage

The MEN campaign to end the scandal of Greater Manchester’s hungry children began in September 2013, following the publication of figures that showed over 40 per cent of children in Manchester are living below the poverty line.

Since then the campaign has gained support both from MPs across Greater Manchester, as well as David Miliband and Prime Minister, David Cameron. The MEN has worked to raise awareness of food poverty issues to readers, such as rising food and fuel prices, 'food deserts' and changes to the benefits system.

See the recent MEN coverage below:
 

Charities urge Government to investigate food bank crisis

From
Manchester Evening News
on
30.05.13

Over half a million reported to be reliant on food banks as Church Action Poverty and Oxfam accuse the Government of not monitoring the situation.

Revealed: The shocking true scale of food poverty

From
Manchester Evening News
on
05.03.13

One in 10 people in the region now skip meals so family members can eat - with one in five cutting down on the amount of fruit and veg they buy.

Mustard Tree charity reports tenfold rise in number of hungry Manchester families who need food parcels to survive

From
Manchester Evening News
on
31.12.12

The number of hungry families seeking food parcels from a major Manchester charity has increased TENFOLD this year. Staff and volunteers at the Mustard Tree blamed the surge on a tightening up of the benefits system and savage cuts to council funding.

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