Rachel Bayne speaks to Shooey about food waste, food poverty and the multicultural hub that is Ridley Road Market. Shoeey is a food writer for LovingDalston.co.uk who takes £5 down to her local market each week to cook up a scrumptious meal.
Tom Knowles shines a light on a visit to a foodbank, following his experience of Brixton.
A top United Nations official has warned that the explosion of British people relying on foodbanks could represent a human rights abuse.
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.”
Two million meals were collected at 900 Tesco Stores nationwide in the #Everycanhelps campaign.
Wednesday 19 December 2012 saw the last Prime Minister’s Question Time before Christmas. It also saw a vibrant debate on foodbanks and the welfare situation. Here’s a play-by-play of the ensuing debate in Parliament between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Foodbanks took centre stage in PMQs today as David Cameron and Ed Miliband sparred over welfare cuts and poverty.
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.