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.
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.
I understand that foodbanks are often set up by well intentioned people who want to help, but I would question whether a foodbank without politics does actually help.
Tom Knowles gives a brief guide to ‘foodbanks’ and the current situation in the UK.
Trussell Trust Volunteer, Daphine Aikens, was nominated for the Daily Mail’s Inspirational Women of the Year Award.
Interview with Rhona Croker, volunteer at Waterloo foodbank
The distribution of food banks across the capital raises some interesting questions