Old Blue Last beer commissioned four illustrators to design one T-shirt each, with all profits being donated to the Trussell Trust.
"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."
Across the Atlantic, Scotland suffers from what a foodbank network manager has called “an epidemic of hunger.” In light of increasing rates of food insecurity, it is considering a move to ensure no Scot goes hungry.
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.
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.
Recently released figures showed that British residents paid almost 1 million visits to food banks last year. So national hunger is a major talking point ahead of the UK elections on May 7.