During the launch week of the Food Systems Policy Hub, we hosted a webinar entitled ‘Childhood Food Poverty in the UK’. Dr J. Bernadette Moore and Dr Charlotte Evans from the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds, hosted the event with guests from First Love Foundation, HENRY, the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool and Hull York Medical School. They explored the current situation including social and economic pressures of COVID-19 and Brexit, which are posing additional challenges. The panel examined current community efforts aimed at mitigating food poverty and deliberated priority areas for policy action at both local and national levels. The event was attended by more than 300 participants from local authorities, businesses, charities, schools and universities.