FareShare, the food redistribution charity, now feeds 43, 700 people across the country every day. That’s more people than its ever fed before.
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.
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.
With news that almost 350 000 people visited foodbanks in 2012, an increase of 170%, we take a look at research from the London Assembly on foodbanks published in March 2013.
A joint study by Kelloggs and CEBR found that single parent households with more than one child will see their food bill rise by £341 within the next five years. Tom Knowles unpicks the shocking data.
Tom Knowles shines a light on a visit to a foodbank, following his experience of Brixton.
Tom Knowles gives a brief guide to ‘foodbanks’ and the current situation in the UK.