The Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank provider, has called for a pause on Universal Credit. Garry Lemon, the Trussell Trust’s Head of Media and External Affairs, writes that if the problems aren’t fixed before further roll-out, then food banks won’t be able to catch everyone who falls. (more…)
Dr Elisabeth Garratt from the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College – University of Oxford, blogs about why the government should be measuring food insecurity. (more…)
The recent Public Accounts Select Committee report into the impact of benefit sanctions has confirmed what many working on the front line against poverty have long known. Here Liam Purcell from End Hunger UK partner organisation Church Action on Poverty explains why the government must rethink sanctions.
Frank Field MP and Andrew Forsey explain Feeding Britain’s work to realise a vision of a UK in which everyone has access to good food and no one need go to bed hungry.
Guest blogger Ruth Wilde works as Faith in Action Project Worker for the Student Christian Movement, as well as working freelance for Christian Peacemaker Teams UK. In her spare time, Ruth studies Theology at the Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham. This post originally appeared on the blog of the William Temple Foundation.
David McAuley, Chief Executive of anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust, says that World Food Day is a time to remember the people who are going hungry both around the globe and on our doorstep. (This article first appeared on the Huffington Post.)