Community activist Nancy Taafe explains why she thinks foodbanks must become political, in her second guest post for the foodbankers.
FareShare, the food redistribution charity, now feeds 43, 700 people across the country every day. That’s more people than its ever fed before.
Charlotte Rettie unpicks the data and discovers that the welfare reforms have already spawned 20 new foodbanks.
Fiona Twycross, a Labour assembly member, writes on how we can stop food poverty in London.
The foodbankers reflect on a year of research, interviews and startling revelations.
Tom Knowles investigates what’s filling the storage cupboards.
Tom Knowles profiles New Cross foodbank, a local community project which feels more like a charity shop, than a handout.
Though it might seem like it sometimes, you don’t have to be a Labour MP in a suit to support a foodbank. It is actually possible to be cool and promote this worthy cause, as these celebrity fans (a number of whom have been to jail) prove.
Peckham foodbank has seen visitor numbers rise rapidly in the past year. But with donations not matching demand, there’s a constant worry about food supplies. Tom Knowles talks to Peckham foodbank’s co-ordinator Felicia Boshorin about the struggle to keep the shelves filled.
We live blogged the Oxfam and EnoughFoodIF debate about the effects of land grabbing on food insecurity. Speakers included DFID’s Director General for Global Policy, Michael Anderson, UN Special Rapporteur on […]