16 May 2015 – why people use food banks

The UK Guardian (Amelia Gentleman, 1 May) comments that food banks have grown from being a rarity in the UK 5 years ago to more than 1,000 at the current count. The article notes that ‘the UK’s largest food bank operator said that in 2014-15, it distributed enough emergency food to give more than a million people three days’ supply’. In a wide-ranging article, it follows the stories of someone who feels motivated to donate food regularly to a food bank, those that volunteer, and those that need to use food banks.

You can read the article here

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