Meet Jack. She is a single mum who lives in Southend, Essex. Child care demands resulted in quitting her job with the Fire Service and taking benefit while she applies for other jobs.
But, while you wait for a job, how do you cope with the challenges of living off a £10 a week food budget? Well, I’ll let Jack describe this journey in her own words, for last year she decided to blog about her experiences in a post entitled ‘Hunger hurts‘.
And then something remarkable happened. She re-discovered her interest in home economics and started sharing, through her blog, her recipes for making nutritious meals for little more than a few pounds. Interest in her blog posts have now seen her recipes handed out by food banks and Penguin have signed her up to write a recipe book. She has spoken in Parliment on food poverty, attended the G8 Summit as part of the IF campaign and been interviewed by Oxfam for a report on food banks.
You can discover more about Jack through her blog and this article in the Guardian.
I’ve seen the devastation that hunger causes to communities in my position as an Oxfam Ambassador. That’s why we have started a petition on Change.org calling on David Cameron to take action on tax at this month’s G8 and ensure large companies don’t make the poorest suffer. Bill Nighy
Ever wondered IF the collective voices of a hundred children could make a difference in the fight to eliminate World Hunger in our live time? Well, let’s hope Mr Cameron gets the message delivered on these plates!