Food Banks

Food bank use hits record high in Britain
Wandsworth food bank
In Brief

Food bank use hits record high in Britain

Government benefit policies blamed as charity hands out 1.5m parcels in 12 months
25 Apr 2019
Sainsbury’s to label ‘food bank friendly’ products
Sainsbury's
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Sainsbury’s to label ‘food bank friendly’ products

Retailer found that donations trebled during trial scheme
26 Nov 2018
Jobcentre staff told not to record foodbank referrals
A food bank in Brixton
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Jobcentre staff told not to record foodbank referrals

Directive means ‘ministers able to avoid awkward questions on impact of welfare reforms’
9 Aug 2018
Universal credit failings leave thousands in debt
A Job Centre in Bristol
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Universal credit failings leave thousands in debt

‘Complex’ flagship welfare programme forcing people into rent arrears - and food banks
24 Jul 2018
Food bank use in UK at record high
Volunteers pack food at a food bank
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Food bank use in UK at record high

Study shows 52% increase in usage in areas where universal credit has been rolled out
24 Apr 2018
What really lies behind the rise of food banks?
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What really lies behind the rise of food banks?

Why record numbers of people are turning to charity for their daily meal
30 Jun 2017
Half of young mothers skip meals to feed their children
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Half of young mothers skip meals to feed their children

Young Women's Trust says 'shocking' numbers of are having to turn to food banks to get by
28 Mar 2017

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Poverty blamed for return of Victorian-era diseases
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Poverty blamed for return of Victorian-era diseases

NHS numbers show that Britons are increasingly affected by malnutrition and gout
28 Oct 2015
Food banks: benefit sanctions blamed for rising hunger
Volunteers pack food at a food bank
In Depth

Food banks: benefit sanctions blamed for rising hunger

Government told to do more to achieve a hunger-free Britain by church-backed parliamentary report
8 Dec 2014
Church calls for action on national food poverty 'crisis'
A volunteer sorts through donations at a Food Bank in London
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Church calls for action on national food poverty 'crisis'

Number of people receiving food parcels almost tripled last year, but ministers deny benefits cut link
16 Apr 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Oct 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Oct 2012

16 Oct 2012
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