Conservative councillor Chris Steward claimed earlier this month that foodbanks “merely enable those who can’t budget” and allowed people to “spend more money on alcohol and cigarettes”. Steward told the York press “There is certainly no need for foodbanks; no-one in the UK is starving and I think they insult the one billion in the world that go to bed hungry every day.”
5 things from a visit to the Trussell Trust in Salisbury
Foodbank growth over the last few years has been dramatic. Here are the statistics which illustrate the rise.
Two million meals were collected at 900 Tesco Stores nationwide in the #Everycanhelps campaign.
Wednesday 19 December 2012 saw the last Prime Minister’s Question Time before Christmas. It also saw a vibrant debate on foodbanks and the welfare situation. Here’s a play-by-play of the ensuing debate in Parliament between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.