How much longer can food banks pick up the pieces?

‘We stick plasters on where people hurt. We’re not treating the disease.’ That comment, from a worker at a food bank in Hampshire, sums up the quandary food banks now find themselves in. More and more people are hurting; national figures from the Trussell Trust show a continuing escalation in the number of people seeking […]

Inspiration of the month: Offshoots, Burnley

Eighteen months ago Gillian Newlove struggled to leave her house. Her confidence was at rock bottom and she did all she could to avoid meeting people. Last Christmas couldn’t have been more different. Her paintings were exhibited at Accrington Town Hall, she met the mayor and visitors were enquiring about buying her work. The change […]

Inspiration of the week: FareShare

Each year, British shops throw away around 1.4 million tonnes of food. Yet at least 10 million people in the UK live in poverty and have difficulty affording a healthy diet. FareShare is an organisation that believes the food waste and food poverty demonstrated in these statistics are two of the most urgent issues facing […]