Tag Archives: food banks

A thought for Easter

Reposted from The Guardian Sign from the Mosaic Church food bank in Coventry, which had been providing emergency food supplies for individuals and families. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Religious leaders and faith groups have called on the government … Continue reading

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Hungry Britain?

20:30 BBC One Hungry Britain? Darragh MacIntyre investigates the dramatic rise in the number of food banks in Britain. Dear all, you may be interested in watching this tonight. I don’t know what the actual content will be, but I will … Continue reading

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Yes, the church is bloody angry about these attacks on the poor, and rightly so

Reposted from Giles Fraser ‘A whole class of vulnerable people is being disparaged whose greatest crime is to find themselves struggling to get by in the chill winds of a financial climate that was absolutely not of their making.’ Photograph: … Continue reading

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Families turn to food banks as last resort ‘not because they are free’

Reposted from The Guardian Society   A food bank in Croydon. The government has come under pressure from church leaders and charities to address increasing prevalence of food poverty caused by welfare cuts. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Low … Continue reading

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Sick and disabled benefits applicants forced to go weeks without money as a result of new rules for appeals

Reposted from the Independent People with serious disabilities and health conditions are being left for weeks with no financial support by Government changes to benefit assessments. Under new rules introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions in October, anyone … Continue reading

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What the Foodbank Debate Tells Us – Stephen Timms Shadow Employment Minister

Reposted from The Huffington Post Well said Mr Timms!  The debate about foodbanks exposes the dark secret at the heart of this government: they just don’t care. Asked about the growth of foodbanks, David Cameron always gives the same reply: … Continue reading

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Christmas Food Bank Use Triples In One Year

Reblogged from the Huffington Post The number of people using food banks this Christmas has tripled compared to last year, according to a charity which runs 400 across the UK. Over the two weeks leading up to Christmas Day, the … Continue reading

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