Peckham foodbank has seen visitor numbers rise rapidly in the past year. But with donations not matching demand, there’s a constant worry about food supplies. Tom Knowles talks to Peckham foodbank’s co-ordinator Felicia Boshorin about the struggle to keep the shelves filled.
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.
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…
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.
Members of the London Assembly visited Peckham foodbank this week. Fiona Twycross, Labour Londonwide Assembly Member, has written this guest post on her visit and her meetings with volunteers and clients for The food bankers.
Names of clients have been changed in this story to protect their identity.
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
Waterloo foodbank is Christian compassion mixed with hardnosed bureaucracy.