Food Banks

Welfare system ‘broken’ for disabled people, say food banks
Social Justice

Welfare system ‘broken’ for disabled people, say food banks

Charities including the Independent Food Aid Network and Feeding Britain are calling for long-term changes to stop a decade of food insecurity.

Food bank workers could skip Covid self-isolation for ‘critical’ work
Employment

Food bank workers could skip Covid self-isolation for ‘critical’ work

Exclusive: Government clarifies food banks can apply for isolation exemption if there is serious ‘pingdemic’ disruption to service.

Food banks: ‘Fourth emergency service should be on isolation exemption list’
Social Justice

Food banks: ‘Fourth emergency service should be on isolation exemption list’

The UK’s second largest food bank network called for the government to add food bank workers to the list of ‘critical’ service workers exempt from restrictions.

‘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

Government must reduce the need for food banks and protect public health
Opinion

Government must reduce the need for food banks and protect public health

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Volunteers form ‘rapid response’ force to support food banks in Scotland
Activism

Volunteers form ‘rapid response’ force to support food banks in Scotland

Trussell Trust foodbanks deal with “steepest rise in demand yet”
Activism

Trussell Trust foodbanks deal with “steepest rise in demand yet”

The average foodbank-using family is living on just £50 a week
Social Justice

The average foodbank-using family is living on just £50 a week

Trussell Trust calls for holiday hunger action as kids’ foodbank demand rises
Social Justice

Trussell Trust calls for holiday hunger action as kids’ foodbank demand rises

More than 2,000 food banks now operating across the UK
Social Justice

More than 2,000 food banks now operating across the UK