A group of mums have been on hunger strike since Mother’s Day to draw attention to food poverty and parents skipping meals to feed their children.
Made up of a group of 10 women outside Downing Street and more across the country the “Mother’s Hunger Strike” activists are protesting as new statistics show 17.7 per cent of UK households experienced food insecurity in January.
Chantelle Norton, a food bank coordinator from Devon, is on day four of her hunger strike.
“We are just heartbroken by the fact that mothers are skipping meals to ensure they feed their children,” she told The Big Issue.
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The strike is planned to run for six days, with many of those on strike still having childcare responsibilities. Standing outside Downing Street in the day, the group is being provided with free accommodation nearby.