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.
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.
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.
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.