Billie Jean Harris
Age 16, England – North West
By volunteering at my local food bank, I’ve learned the extent of isolation and poverty in my community and how they affect every area of people’s lives. The way we work doesn’t just stop our neighbours from going hungry, it also instils a sense of hope and dignity.
Due to my concern about the impact of food poverty, I plan to join the Darwen gets Hangry team as one of 100 young people who will visit the Houses of Parliament to raise awareness of the issue. I also want to start a Just Change Campaign in Rossendale to call for equal treatment for pupils who receive free school meals.