Why Do People Use Foodbanks?

#foodbank @CitizensAdvice looks at reasons for increased usage The single biggest reason why people came for food was delays to benefit payments. The number of clients who had a delay in payment increased by 30% between March and September. The second largest reason...

Faith in Foodbanks?

#foodbanks Across the United Kingdom, in towns, cities and rural communities, there has emerged a rapidly growing network of foodbanks. Some are relatively small “community larders” while others operate on an almost industrial scale. Local churches and...

Mail ‘backlash’ donations surge past £100k

Mail 'backlash' donations surge past £100k #foodbanks #dwpwelfareassist Public dismay at a Mail on Sunday 'expose' of food bank 'fraud' has triggered £107,000 in donations for the Trussell Trust food bank charity. Rather...

Life of a food bank user

He used to crew a Nimrod in the RAF. Now his most challenging mission is to feed himself on £58.92 a week. He’s on disability benefits, but there are deductions: one for rent arrears, another to pay back a crisis loan. So he’s become one of the...