Jack Monroe

blogger and anti-poverty activist

Jack Monroe is the blogger behind the popular A Girl Called Jack. Besides writing about food and creating budget recipes, she is an anti-poverty activist. Jack speaks out from her own experience as a single mother struggling to make ends meet after losing her job, and has also raised over £3,000 for the Live Below the Line campaign.

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Hunger Hurts: Tanzania

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Here Jack talks about meeting Irene, a young mother who is struggling to...

Thursday in Tanzania visiting the rice fields

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Today she met farmers in Shinyanga, who are lifting lives with the income...

Why I'm in Tanzania...

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Here she writes about why she has gone on this trip to "meet women who have made...

It is the state that is shirking its duties, not the parents

Jack Monroe began using food banks to feed herself and her son last year after losing her job. She found herself grappling with a food budget, after housing costs and bills, of only ten pounds a...