As Britain prepares to go to the polls, we look at how issues of food poverty, agriculture, and that Theresa May chip photo impacted the campaign trail.
"Some of them wanted to talk about the injustice that had been happening to them. They're all aware that it happens a lot. They feel like it's not right."
The Food Standards Agency’s latest consumer survey shows that poor families are struggling to eat healthy, regular meals.
The trend is linked to unemployment.
New research from Oxford University on the causes of food bank use has found a link between the suspension of benefit payouts and referrals for emergency food supplies.
With the advent of a "whites only" food bank in Scotland, far-right and nationalist groups in Europe are using claims of charity to manipulate their community presence.
A survey carried out by YouGov and housing charity Shelter shows that 3.7 million UK families are under pressure to save money on essentials like food to be able to stay in their homes.
In the Somerset town of Frome, perishable food donations from local businesses and households are delivered to a “community fridge”—and anyone can help themselves.
Figures released last week from UK food bank charity Trussell Trust show that for many families, not being able to rely on free school lunches means going without during the long summer holiday.
Despite introducing measures to cut waste, British supermarket chain Tesco threw away 4 percent more food in 2015 than the year previous.
Community Shop in West Norwood, London sources retail surplus food destined for landfill, and sells it to locals struggling on low incomes. “It’s not just about cheap food, it’s about good quality products,” explains manager Clara Widdison.
in other great news, food bank usage is on the up.