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.
Labour MPs are far more conscientious in visiting and supporting foodbanks and, importantly, making sure people know about it on twitter.
This article compares the number of foodbanks (including those under construction), the population and the poverty levels (as defined in the Index of Multiple Deprivation) in each London borough.
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.
Foodbanks took centre stage in PMQs today as David Cameron and Ed Miliband sparred over welfare cuts and poverty.
Hackney foodbank at Stoke Newington officially opened last week with a well attended service at St Matthias church. Father David Lambert described how a chance conversation with the head teacher of next door St Matthias primary school was instrumental in the foodbank’s creation.
Interview with Rhona Croker, volunteer at Waterloo foodbank
Waterloo foodbank is Christian compassion mixed with hardnosed bureaucracy.
The distribution of food banks across the capital raises some interesting questions