Food Banks

UK cost of living sees fastest increase in 30 years
cost of living crisis

UK cost of living sees fastest increase in 30 years

Energy, food, furniture, housing and clothing prices are all outpacing wages, analysts said as inflation drove up the UK cost of living.

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?
Music

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?

Sam Fender took a break from pop stardom this week, accepting The Big Issue’s invitation to help out at Newcastle West End Foodbank.

This is the reality of using a food bank at Christmas
Amie Alissa Watson

This is the reality of using a food bank at Christmas

Christmas was the lowest point – I was devastated I couldn’t provide for my family, writes Amie Alissa Watson

Prince Charles and Camilla visit south London food bank ahead of Christmas
Food banks

Prince Charles and Camilla visit south London food bank ahead of Christmas

Food banks are giving out almost 2,000 emergency parcels to children every day
Food banks

Food banks are giving out almost 2,000 emergency parcels to children every day

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Food banks face a hard winter – give people cash instead
Sabine Goodwin

Food banks face a hard winter – give people cash instead

Government accused of ‘institutionalising’ food banks in new guidance for councils
Poverty

Government accused of ‘institutionalising’ food banks in new guidance for councils

Scurvy and malnutrition in the UK have doubled since 2010
Poverty

Scurvy and malnutrition in the UK have doubled since 2010

Food banks are already running out of food and say it’s going to get worse
Social Justice

Food banks are already running out of food and say it’s going to get worse

Welfare system ‘broken’ for disabled people, say food banks
Social Justice

Welfare system ‘broken’ for disabled people, say food banks

Food bank workers could skip Covid self-isolation for ‘critical’ work
Employment

Food bank workers could skip Covid self-isolation for ‘critical’ work

Food banks: ‘Fourth emergency service should be on isolation exemption list’
Social Justice

Food banks: ‘Fourth emergency service should be on isolation exemption list’

‘More food banks than McDonald’s’: DWP study into food insecurity delayed
Social Justice

‘More food banks than McDonald’s’: DWP study into food insecurity delayed

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Volunteers form ‘rapid response’ force to support food banks in Scotland
Activism

Volunteers form ‘rapid response’ force to support food banks in Scotland

Trussell Trust foodbanks deal with “steepest rise in demand yet”
Activism

Trussell Trust foodbanks deal with “steepest rise in demand yet”

The average foodbank-using family is living on just £50 a week
Social Justice

The average foodbank-using family is living on just £50 a week

Trussell Trust calls for holiday hunger action as kids’ foodbank demand rises
Social Justice

Trussell Trust calls for holiday hunger action as kids’ foodbank demand rises

More than 2,000 food banks now operating across the UK
Social Justice

More than 2,000 food banks now operating across the UK