Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe is a 28 year old mother, blogger, journalist and campaigner, and author of 'much more than a food blog', agirlcalledjack.com

She started writing about local issues after a councillor said that 'druggies, drunks and single mums are ruining our town' and has gone on to speak in Parliament on food poverty, and attend the G8 summit.

Her recipes for budget meals, created from food bank staples handed out during over a year of unemployment, are given away at food banks up and down the country.

The Guardian calls her a 'prodigious blogger, austerity cook extraordinaire and breadline veteran', while her bio on the Huffington Post calls her 'a passionate, if accidental, spokesperson for the realities of poverty.'

Read her recent interview with the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/20/10-pound-food-shop-blog

Jack campaigns for action on poverty, child poverty, food and nutrition. She has written for the Independent, Huffington Post, and Great British Chefs, as well as her online blog, A Girl Called Jack.