Jack Monroe Has Written a Cookbook for Food Bank Users
The food writer and campaigner rose to fame in 2012 after her blog on food poverty went viral. She tells us about ‘Tin Can Cook,’ the canned food recipe book she wishes she’d had as a food bank user.
UK Food Banks Gave Out a Record 1.6 Million Food Parcels Last Year
According to The Trussell Trust, this is the fifth year in a row that food bank usage has risen, and the biggest annual increase in five years.
Speaking to the Families at the Centre of Britain's Hunger Crisis
“I can't adequately describe how soul-destroying it just to fall and fall and know that there is no chance that you're going to get out of it.”
Outrage Ensues After Tory MPs Cheerfully Pose for Photos at Food Banks
“Your party's policies have caused the need for food banks in the first place.”
Why Some Have No Choice But to Start Buying Christmas Food in October
For those on low incomes or in unstable employment, buying a mountain of food for the Christmas break in one December shop simply isn’t an option.
Tinned Vegetables and Mince Pies: Preparing for Christmas at the UK’s Busiest Food Bank
The Queens Road Baptist Church food bank in Coventry hands out up to 1,800 emergency food supplies in the weeks before Christmas.
The Complicated Fiasco of Universal Credit
The Tory government’s attempt to simplify the benefits system is actually pretty complicated.
Food Banks, Farming, and Chips: How Eating Shaped the Election
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.
This Photographer Documents the People Who Visit London's Food Banks
"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."
One in Four Low Income British Families Lack Access to Healthy Food
The Food Standards Agency’s latest consumer survey shows that poor families are struggling to eat healthy, regular meals.
Study Confirms the Link Between Benefit Cuts and Increased Food Bank Use
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.
How the Neo-Nazi Movement Is Using Food Banks to Spread Its Message
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.