Food Banks

Exclusive: BT call centre sets up ‘food bank’ for its own staff
Low pay

Exclusive: BT call centre sets up ‘food bank’ for its own staff

BT Group says the “community pantry”, which offers food to those who need it, “shouldn’t be confused with a food bank”.

Diary of a food bank manager: We registered our oldest ever guest, born in 1919
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: We registered our oldest ever guest, born in 1919

A woman over 100 years old has asked for food aid for the first time in her life as cost of living support cannot heal years of austerity.

Cost of living crisis: Three quarters of Britons worried about rising cost of food, study finds
Cost of living crisis

Cost of living crisis: Three quarters of Britons worried about rising cost of food, study finds

One in six people are now relying on food banks to get by, up from one in 10 in 2021.

Diary of a food bank manager: Government measures are a start, not a solution
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: Government measures are a start, not a solution

Donations are down and customers are up – food banks say they are at crisis point
Food banks

Donations are down and customers are up – food banks say they are at crisis point

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Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’

Poverty is being normalised. We can’t keep depending on good people to fix it. The government must act
Paul McNamee

Poverty is being normalised. We can’t keep depending on good people to fix it. The government must act

Tory MP claims people use food banks because they can’t cook or budget properly
Food banks

Tory MP claims people use food banks because they can’t cook or budget properly

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table
Cost of living crisis

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘The situation is becoming more and more desperate’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘The situation is becoming more and more desperate’

‘A national emergency’: The number of children needing food bank parcels is rising
Cost of living crisis

‘A national emergency’: The number of children needing food bank parcels is rising

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Easter just meant memories of things which are unaffordable now’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Easter just meant memories of things which are unaffordable now’

Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low
welfare system

Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low

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Food banks forced to ration parcels and dip into cash reserves as donations drop
Food banks

Food banks forced to ration parcels and dip into cash reserves as donations drop

‘These people have been failed’: A day in the life of a food bank coping with crisis
Cost of living crisis

‘These people have been failed’: A day in the life of a food bank coping with crisis

Food bank users will continue to struggle until benefits are raised to meet the cost of living
Tom Pollard

Food bank users will continue to struggle until benefits are raised to meet the cost of living

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty
Food banks

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty

Half of people using food banks are stuck in debt to the government
welfare system

Half of people using food banks are stuck in debt to the government

A trashed phone box has been bought for £1 and transformed into a community hub
Charity

A trashed phone box has been bought for £1 and transformed into a community hub

Sam Fender: ‘A lot of people don’t like the idea they might be privileged’
Music

Sam Fender: ‘A lot of people don’t like the idea they might be privileged’

Rishi Sunak’s energy bills support won’t reach the people who need it most
Joe Farnworth-Mayers

Rishi Sunak’s energy bills support won’t reach the people who need it most

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

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

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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