FareShare, the food redistribution charity, now feeds 43, 700 people across the country every day. That’s more people than its ever fed before.
Fiona Twycross, a Labour assembly member, writes on how we can stop food poverty in London.
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 […]
Following the Trussell Trust’s announcement last week that there has been a 170% rise in the number of people using foodbanks between 2012-13, thefoodbankers look at the data surrounding foodbanks and food poverty in the UK.
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 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.
Trussell Trust foodbanks have handed out food parcels to over 240,000 people in the UK since April 2012. The organisation hands out emergency food parcels to people in extreme need with food donated by shoppers, businesses and local volunteers. Rachel Bayne talked to Liza Cucco, head of the Hackney foodbank about how the vouchers work.
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.
Dame Tessa Jowell calls on David Cameron to visit a foodbank.
The Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood was flabbergasted at the Prime Minister’s reluctance, arguing in an interview with The foodbankers that it is an MP’s duty to support their constituents and to be aware of their day-to-day struggles.
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…