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Trussell Trust Foodbank Use Remains at Record High   28th April 2016

The Trussell Trust has released it's yearly figures on foodbank usage, and unfortunately foodbank use continues to increase year upon year.  There is a 2% rise on last years figures when looking at foodbank use, with 1,109,309 emergency food packages being handed out in the last year to those in crisis...

 
Increasing numbers of children arriving to school too hungry, tired and anxious to learn   1st April 2016

According to a recent survey, nearly three-quarters of teachers have seen pupils coming to school hungry. Over a quarter of teachers surveyed stated that they had to step in and provide food for children, with more than half saying they had seen someone else in their schools do the same...

 
New foodbank opens to address 'ever growing need' in Cornwall   8th March 2016

A third foodbank has recently been set up in by the team at Helston and Lizard Foodbank, which is overseen by Mustard Seed (A Helston Charity). The new foodbank has opened in St Keverne and aims to address the "ever growing need" of people that are struggling to even eat...

 
Sainsbury's Ditches Multi-Buy Deals to Combat Food Waste   16th February 2016

Sainsbury’s becomes the first retailer to announce a huge promotional change – to scrap multi-buy promotions across all food retail outlets to help in the reduction of food waste! The supermarket giant will phase-out multi-buy and buy-one-get-one-free deals in August 2016 and will instead lower the regular prices of items...

 
FORCE-FED report released: Does the food system constrict healthy choices for typical British families?   21st January 2016

The new report released by ‘The Food Foundation’ takes a closer look at what a typical British family eats, and what influences their choice of what to eat and drink...

 
The FoodCycle Breadline Challenge begins!   16th November 2015

Today see’s the start of FoodCycle’s Breadline Challenge, over the next week those participating will live off a food and drink budget of just £2...

 
How to end Britains destructive addiction to food banks   10th November 2015

Two excellent examinations of food poverty have recently been published, one is on the national situation from a Fabian Society’s Commission on Food and Poverty; the other is focused on the state of food poverty affairs in London and is written by Sustain, a large alliance of NGOs working on food matters...

 
Holiday Hunger and Learning Lost   26th October 2015

Holiday Hunger and Learning Lost “For students on free school meals, what do they eat during the holidays?” A timely and thought-proving article...

 
Foodbank use on the rise in Cornwall!   8th October 2015

Pirate FM recently publicised the awful reality that foodbanks in some areas of west Cornwall currently have to give out nine thousand meals per month! The number of people using foodbanks in Camborne, Redruth and Pool is now on the rise and with winter and the cold weather that comes with soon approaching these numbers are sure to rise even further in the coming months...

 
How Should The Govermernment Tackle Food Waste: Feed The Manifesto   8th September 2015

Hubbub and Unilever would like you to join them in defining the future role that Government will play in cutting food waste within the UK.   They want your input to help shape an ambitious new Domestic Food Waste Manifesto, which will be presented at the political conferences later this autumn...