Posts Tagged ‘Foodbanks’

Heating up the debate on food poverty

by Fiona Twycross.

The announcement today by the Trussell Trust that in the past six months, the number of people receiving food parcels from them has tripled to over 350,000 is indeed ‘scandalous’. The news last week that the British Red Cross is to start providing food aid to people in Britain is further manifestation of the continuing […]

Most foodbank users have had their benefits taken away

by Michael Meacher.

Osborne and IDS (both members of the Nasty Party, and each as nasty as the other) have under the new rules announced at the Tory conference put thousands of young people into a double bind leading in many cases to destitution. With 200,000 long-term unemployed now targeted by Osborne (the same who gave 40,000 millionaires […]

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