Where mercy and justice meet
Volunteer turns to own foodbank after UC error
“I broke down at the start of the session as the reality hit that I needed the foodbank myself..."
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October
17
Author
Natalie Williams
Foodbank referrals are still rising - time for the powerful to pay attention
We must not allow foodbanks to become a permanent feature in our society
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May
18
Author
Natalie Williams
27,000 need foodbanks but we don't care
27,000 people are relying on foodbanks this Christmas, but we don't care...
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January
02
Author
Natalie Williams
We'll give universal credit for a U-turn
I'm a big fan of U-turns and I'm hoping for one tomorrow...
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November
21
Author
Natalie Williams
Foodbanks can't fix flaw in the system
As national foodbank charity the Trussell Trust releases its latest figures today, we fear that foodbanks cannot fix the six-week flaw in Universal Credit...
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November
07
Author
Natalie Williams
A 9-year-old's joy at foodbank volunteering
Nine-year-old Tirzah Copping gives us her take on volunteering at her local foodbank...
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September
26
Author
Tirzah Copping (9)
Six-week gap adds up to poverty
When I calculated that my local foodbank has seen an 82% increase in demand since Universal Credit was rolled out, I assumed I’d messed up the sums....
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September
19
Author
Natalie Williams
Foodbanks - it's not just about statistics
Jeremy Paxman’s opening question to David Cameron in the first TV election leaders programme was a scorcher. He started with foodbanks – specifically asking about the number of foodbanks in the UK today. No, the Prime Minister […]
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April
23
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Foodbank blame game misses the point
Last week The Trussell Trust released some shocking statistics from its foodbank network, revealing they provided at least three days’ food for 913,138 people between April 2013 and March 2014, of whom 330,205 are children. The […]
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April
22
Author
Natalie Williams

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