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Posted on 15th November 2017

News Highlights 2014

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Feeding Britain in the news

December 2014

Food Banks in Britain: “People Would Have Died If We Had Not Been Here”, Newsweek, 22 December 2014

Food banks: The growing struggle to feed Britain and tackle food poverty, IB Times, 19 December 2014

Looking beyond food banks to dig up the roots of hunger in Britain, The Guardian, 9 December 2014

Feeding Britain food banks report published – reaction: Politics Live blog, The Guardian, 8 December 2014

Food banks: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urges politicians to face up to Britain’s hunger, The Independent, 8 December 2014

Food bank report is a chance to end the toxic political stand-off, The Spectator, 8 December 2014

Families go hungry as supermarkets send millions of tonnes of food for landfill, Daily Telegraph, 8 December 2014

‘Stop food waste and speed up benefits payments to end UK hunger,’ say MPs and church in foodbank report, ITV News, 8 December 2014

‘Pay benefits faster’ to reduce hunger, MPs urge, BBC News, 8 December 2014

Food banks: Duncan Smith promises positive response after critical report, The Guardian, 8 December 2014 

‘Confront simple fact hunger stalks Britain’ urges church-funded report, The Guardian, 8 December 2014

State must back food banks, says Welby: Archbishop of Canterbury steps into austerity row with radical report, Mail on Sunday, 7 December 2014

August 2014

North Yorkshire school children missing out on free meals, The Northern Echo, 28 August 2014

Exclusive: Disadvantaged children could miss out on underfunded free school meals programme, The Independent, 19 August 2014

July 2014

Poverty team gets food for thought on South Tyneside visit, The Shields Gazette, 05 July 2014

Food bank Britain: can MPs agree on the causes of poverty in the UK, The Guardian, 04 July 2014

Hunger and food poverty are sweeping the North East, inquiry into the problem heard, The Journal, 04 July 2014

June 2014

Cross-party inquiry into the increasing need for food banks, West Briton, 19 June 2014

Families are slipping through the welfare net into hunger and poverty, Daily Mirror, 11 June 2014

Inquiry into food poverty, Salisbury Journal, 10 June 2014

Britain shamed over supermarket waste, The Times, 09 June 2014

Hunger and food poverty inquiry gathers first evidence in Birkenhead, Wirral Globe, 03 June 2014

Tonnes of supermarket food wasted in green deal, The Times, 03 June 2014

Supermarkets only give 2% of unwanted food to hungry families and send the rest to be turned into biofuel because it is cheaper, Daily Mail, 03 June 2014

Supermarkets told to give more food to those in need, The Times, 02 June 2014

May 2014

Soaring energy and housing costs force poorest homes to turn to food banks, The Observer, 18 May 2014

April 2014

Gaining the full picture on food poverty, Letter to The Guardian, 24 April 2014

Hunger is a ‘national crisis’, religious leaders tell Cameron, The Guardian, 16 April 2014

Take politics out of food bank debate, says Tory MP as inquiry is launched, The Guardian, 1 April 2014

MPs launch foodbanks use inquiry, MSN News, 1 April 2014

February 2014

Bishop to Lead Parliamentary Inquiry into Foodbanks and Food Poverty, The Church of England website, 25 February 2014