food banks

  • December 25, 2013

    An open letter to government ministers from Free Church leaders in Britain has challenged their indifference to food poverty and the growth of foodbanks, along with their refusal of funding to support the most vulnerable.

  • December 23, 2013

    Church Action on Poverty's hard-hitting Christmas campaign is exposing the scandal of hunger in 21st-century Britain.

  • December 20, 2013

    The head of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council says that what she wants for Christmas is real justice for people presently reliant on foodbanks.

  • November 11, 2013

    The poorest and most vulnerable currently live on the edge of a precipice. If they put a foot wrong, they are plunged over the edge into poverty, destitution, perhaps homelessness. Missing an appointment at the Jobcentre, or even just being late for an appointment, can lead to benefit sanctions which leave them with little or no income. This, to a large extent, accounts for the ever-rising numbers of people dependent on a foodbank to survive.

  • May 30, 2013

    ‘When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.’

    This was said in the 20th century by Helder Camara, a Catholic Archbishop in Brazil living under a brutal right-wing dictatorship.