26 September 2021
We win the Big Impact Award for the End Child Food Poverty coalition
Our campaign to expand access to free school meals during school holidays has been named Big Impact Award winner at the 2021 Third Sector Excellence Awards.
Our efforts to protect children from food insecurity during the Covid-19 pandemic were recognised in the 2021's Third Sector Excellence Awards, as the End Child Food Poverty Coalition scooped the top prize in the Big Impact category.
The Food Foundation has spearheaded a coalition of over 30 organisations who called firstly for effective free school meal provision to families at home during the Covid-19 lockdown, and then for continued support during holiday periods, expansion of eligibility of free school meals, and improvements to Healthy Start scheme.
This call was taken up and championed by Marcus Rashford's End Child Food Poverty campaign, who we’ve been working with closely since last year.
You can read more about the award entry here.
"A far-reaching, data-driven, successful campaign, which not only addressed the immediate crisis but also brought about long-term change"
- Judges awarding the prize describing the End Child Food Poverty Coalition
The End Child Food Poverty campaign is currently mobilising members of the public to call for more action to protect the diets of children from low-income households.