Charlotte Rettie unpicks the data and discovers that the welfare reforms have already spawned 20 new foodbanks.
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 […]
The Food Bankers examine the trajectory of the Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman supported campaign that asks people to live below the poverty line for a week.
Chair of Cameron’s Oxfordshire constituency party, Liam Walker, 22, was forced to apologise and hide his Twitter after suggesting anyone would take food if it was free.
We pooled a list of the top 20 people raising awareness about foodbanks, waste and poverty. 1) Tristram Stuart, @Feeding5K. Tristram is a leading waste campaigner and recently treated government […]
A top United Nations official has warned that the explosion of British people relying on foodbanks could represent a human rights abuse.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers recently reported that 30-50% of annually produced food ends up as waste. Charlotte Rettie reports on the Gleaning Network and waste reduction in the UK.
Charlotte Rettie reports on the latest innovative solution to food waste by German entrepreneurs, who have spawned a project called ‘foodsharing’ in a bid to reduce food waste.
Hackney foodbank opened in September 2012 after a network of Churches in East London responded to the need for crisis relief. Since then, the project has been managed by Liza Cucco and has fed around 600 people. The foodbankers chatted to Liza about the project…
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.”