Feeding Britain’s trustees met yesterday to review the charity’s governance structure.
They decided to proceed with the creation of two separate bodies: a cross-party parliamentary council of MPs and Peers to deploy the findings of Feeding Britain’s work in pursuit of systemic change that will eliminate hunger and its root causes; and the charity itself which will no longer have MPs on its board of trustees. Membership of the parliamentary council will be built up in the weeks ahead.
An immediate priority, on which much work has already been undertaken, is to secure from the Government a multi-year commitment to a national rollout of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, which was piloted in response to Feeding Britain’s work on holiday provision. The national rollout of the Programme, beginning at Christmas, would make a major contribution to the elimination of child hunger.