Sunday, December 6, 2020

Food banks

Study of risk factors in the north east finds rent arrears, food poverty and crime on the rise. Homelessness will come next

Benefit Sanctions Blamed For 54% Surge In Food Bank Demand As 20 Million Meals Given To Poorest In 2013

Big rise in UK food poverty sees 20m meals given out in last year

Increase in usage comes from poor in affluent areas due to rise in food prices while disposable income fell, says charity report

£500,000 Emergency Food Bank Fund Opens In Scotland

Charities and food aid organisations can apply to the fund for help in addressing the issue of malnutrition and food poverty in communities across Scotland.

UK Government ‘In Denial’ Over Food Banks And Welfare Reforms, Say MSPs

Michael McMahon MSP: The UK Government can no longer ignore the evidence that their welfare reforms are having a real impact on people's ability to feed themselves.

All-party parliamentary inquiry, co-chaired by Labour's Frank Field, finds evidence behind growth in food banks

No Relationship Between Benefit Sanctions And Food Banks, Say DWP

According to the Scottish National Party (SNP), the claim was made during a Scottish Welfare Reform Committee session, where Mr Couling was standing in for the conservative Employment Minister, Esther McVey MP.

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