It’s been a busy week for the End Hunger Fast campaign, with our official launch on Ash Wednesday and heaps of activity across the country. Here’s what we got up to last week to End Hunger Fast.
As Trussell Trust released new data revealing the true extent of food bank use across the UK, we began Lent with an appearance outside the Houses of Parliament asking the Government to act now on hunger.
— Niall Cooper (@niallcooper1) March 5, 2014
Keith and Simon’s 40 days of fasting
Ash Wednesday also marked the moment that Keith Hebden, Simon Cross and Scott Albrecht all said goodbye to food for an entire 40 days – a brave and powerful act of solidarity with all those in Britain who have no choice but to go hungry.
You can see Keith’s daily fast diary through the End Hunger Fast now:
Birmingham Hunger Hut
Churches and community groups across the UK are taking action to End Hunger Fast.
In Birmingham, faith leaders came together to open the city’s very own hunger hut, a place where people can respond to Britain’s growing hunger crisis.
There’ll be more ways to speak out against hunger this Lent. Thousands will take part in a national day of fasting on 4th April, and soon we’ll be sharing an invitation to come together this Holy Week, united in our plea to see hunger ended.