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.
Almost 350,000 people have had to visit foodbanks over the last year, according to the Trussell Trust.
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.
This article compares the number of foodbanks (including those under construction), the population and the poverty levels (as defined in the Index of Multiple Deprivation) in each London borough.
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.
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.
5 things from a visit to the Trussell Trust in Salisbury
Foodbank growth over the last few years has been dramatic. Here are the statistics which illustrate the rise.