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.
Conservative councillor Chris Steward shocked the York Press in January when he said that foodbanks allow people who can’t budget to get away with their bad habits. His words, memorable as they may be, are far removed from the reality of the foodbank organisation and the clients who are forced to use them. One foodbanker gives her tale of visiting Hackney foodbank.
Two million meals were collected at 900 Tesco Stores nationwide in the #Everycanhelps campaign.
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.
1st December 2012 saw the largest ever food collection drive ever. Tescos, in collaboration with FareShare and the Trussell Trust, collected tonnes of food up and down the country for foodbanks. Check out Rachel Bayne’s storify of the action.
Waterloo foodbank is Christian compassion mixed with hardnosed bureaucracy.