Jack Monroe is a British food writer, journalist, and activist who is well-known for his work on poverty issues, especially hunger relief.
She first gained notoriety for her blog A Girl Called Jack (now renamed Cooking on a Bootstrap), and she has since written for publications such as The Echo, The Huffington Post, The Guardian,
and The New Yorker, as well as publishing several cookbooks focusing on “austerity recipes” and budget-friendly meals.
Monroe Hadjicostas was born in Southend-on-Sea, England, in 1988 to David and Evelyn Hadjicostas, a former nurse.
Her father is of Greek-Cypriot descent; he spent seven years in the British Army and then 30 years in the fire service.
In the 2007 Birthday Honours, he received an MBE for services to children and families. Monroe has three brothers and sisters.
Jack Monroe children
Jack Monroe is the mother of a toddler, she prefers to keep the name her son and his father anonymous.