This paper responds to the question of whether voluntary responses to food poverty are a sticking plaster without addressing the causes of UK food poverty. I respond to this question by drawing on a case study of running a holiday hunger project and reflect on three principles: being relational, encouraging participation, and working for justice. I conclude with three recommendations for how voluntary organisations can work towards both short and longer-term responses to food poverty.
Bibliographical noteThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Voluntary Sector Review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Denning, S 2019, 'Voluntary Sector Responses to Food Poverty: Responding in the Short-Term and Working for Longer-Term Change' Voluntary Sector Review, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 361-369 is available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080519X15698349753281
- food poverty
- holiday hunger