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2022 News

December 2022

Indo & NY
 

Poverty: Food banks in the UK are experiencing the highest demand ever 

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: 'This Christmas, we're far beyond the choice between heating and eating' 

The BMJ

Rapid response: Food banks should be phased out: fiscal measures are needed 

The Guardian

Food bank Britain: five months on the frontline of the new emergency service

The Independent
 

Food banks struggle with 'tsunami of need' as donations drop 

Wicked Leeks

A welfare state for food?

Sustain

Sustain Annual Conference #sustain22 

The BMJ

Ending the food bank paradox 

House of Commons Library

Rising cost of living in the UK 

The Guardian

The spirit of Christmas won't solve Britain's ingrained food poverty

The Mirror

Food banks expect bleak Christmas and busiest winter amid cost-of-living crisis 

November 2022

Big Issue

Food banks are at breaking point. We need to change the script

Which

Spotlight on food bank charities

Mirror Online

Foodbanks hand out 63,180 meals a DAY as cost of living crisis hits families 

 

The Guardian

Charities back UN envoy's warning on further UK austerity 

 

The Express

PM backs our 'fantastic' campaign to help others

The Independent

Majority of food banks helping new people in cost of living crisis 

The Guardian

Nurses among rising numbers of workers using food banks, research shows

Big Issue

Exclusive: Sky has 'food banks' across call centres for staff who can't afford essentials

Big Issue

Cost of living crisis one year on: 'You don't need to figure it out alone'

Big Issue

Food banks face 'tsunami of need' as record number of people seek help

October 2022

i NEWS

How food prices became so unaffordable and what Rishi Sunak can do about it 

Sustain

UK household food bills set to go up by £407 in 2022 due to climate change, oil and gas prices 

Mayor of London

London's missing meals | Mayor of London 

Local Gov

Food bank workers call on PM to increase benefits

Sufra NW London

Thousands of food bank workers and volunteers urge the Prime Minister to end the need for their services

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: Community initiatives are just plugging gaps in the system

Byline Times

Government denies £4 million cost of living support from sanctioned welfare claimants 

Big Issue

Here's how to find a food bank near you

Big Issue

Food banks forced to cut staple items due to soaring costs 

The Guardian

Donate tins, treats and toiletries: how to help a food bank

Planet Radio

Food banks deliver message to Downing Street calling for urgent action 

Shropshire Star

Telford Crisis Support appear on ITV's Good Morning Britain to support petition to PM

Big Issue

Food banks warn Liz Truss they're at 'breaking point' in open letter delivered to Downing Street

ITV News

ITV News Calendar 12.10.22

Insider

Many in the UK face a grim choice this winter between eating and heating as a cost of living crisis grips the nation

Daily Record

Warm banks in Scotland could soon equal total number of food banks 

London Assembly

Economy Committee: London's missing meals

The Guardian

Millions forced to skip meals as UK cost of living crisis deepens 

The Mirror

Food charities urge Liz Truss to tackle UK hunger as cost of living crisis bites

The Observer

UK food banks at breaking point urge Liz Truss to boost aid to poorest

ITV News

ITV News Tyne Tees 12.10.22

Moray Council

New 'Worrying About Money?' support tool launched in Moray

September 2022

The Independent

Tumbling pound will intensify cost of living crisis, government warned 

The National Scot

Dozens of Scottish food banks to close for Queen's funeral

Life 360

Six essential charities to help with the cost of living crisis 

The National Scot

'It's going to be a long, hard winter for a lot of families' 

Big Issue

Teachers are setting up food banks in schools to help families in the cost of living crisis

Big Issue

National Food Bank Day: 'Our greatest wish is for our help not to be needed' 

Big Issue

Volunteers and businesses set up temporary food banks to cover closures on day of Queen's funeral 

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: 'Now more regularly we hear about whole days without food' 

August 2022

The Guardian

Food banks warn surge in demand will prevent feeding hungriest this winter

The Independent

'Overwhelmed' food banks forced to turn people away after running out of food

 

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: 'This year there has been no lull. Just a steady increase.' 

Big Issue

Huge energy bill hike leaves one of Britain's food banks facing closure by Christmas 

Big Issue

Supermarket Iceland is offering loans to help people with their food shop 

i News

Cost-of-living crisis: Food banks are so normalised children see them like supermarkets, says researcher 

July 2022

BBC Moneybox

Food banks warn they are struggling to meet demand

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: Summer usually provides some respite. Not this year

i News

Food banks facing toughest period in a decade as donations drop by up to 45 per cent but demand keeps rising

BBC News

Food banks warn they are struggling to keep up with demand

Big Issue

Food banks forced to close as UK heatwaves see temperatures soar

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: 'Are we normalising food banks?'

i News

Food banks in UK’s poorest areas left with empty shelves after Government fails to identify areas in need 

BBC

How to find food banks and community shops this summer 

June 2022

BBC

The One Show 28th June 2022 at 08.00

Express

‘It’s a disgrace’ - Teachers resorting to food banks as cost of living crisis crunch bites

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: We registered our oldest ever guest, born in 1919 | Charlotte White

The National

Cost of living crisis: What can Scotland do to tackle skyrocketing price of food?

The Scotsman

'I don’t see how this model of food aid can continue' 

The BMJ

A cursory National Food Strategy lacks substance and joined up thinking on food insecurity 

TFN

Introduction of Food Commission welcomed by Scots anti-poverty charities 

Big Issue

Exclusive: BT call centre sets up ‘food bank’ for its own staff 

NEF

New Economics Foundation:  Cost of living online rally

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: Government measures are a start, not a solution | Charlotte White

May 2022

The Press and Journal

Food banks across Scotland struggle to meet demand as cost of living soars 

The Guardian

Ukrainian refugees turn to food banks as UK hosts struggle with costs

 

Food Poverty Round Table

Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice - Written Statement: Food Poverty Roundtable

Big Issue
 

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’ 

Le Monde

Au Royaume­Uni, "manger ou se chauffer"

Big Issue

How you can find and donate to a food bank near you

Independent

Rising cost of food will push more families to food banks, say charities

Bishop's Stortford

Bishop's Stortford Food Bank asks MP Julie Marson to convey Universal Credit concerns to Chancellor Rishi Sunak (IFAN Member)

The National Scot

Cost of living crisis: Food bank demand soars and donations plunge 

The Independent
 

Independent food banks ‘desperately worried’ following ‘alarming’ inflation rise 

The Sunday Show

Annie McCormack of IFAN member Broke Not Broken on the Sunday Show 15.05.22

The Independent

Tory MP refuses to apologise for 'common sense' claim that food bank users can't cook properly 

Herald

Scots food banks struggle to meet demand as cost of living soars 

The National Scot

Cost-of-living crisis: How the squeeze has tightened its grip on households

Big Issue

Food banks say donations are drying up as the cost of living bites

Good Morning Scotland

Annie McCormack of IFAN member Broke not Broken on Good Morning Scotland 17.05.22

Sunday Express

Food banks in crisis as donations fall 

 

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘The situation is becoming more and more desperate’ Why food prices are increasing so much

April 2022

Bishop's Stortford

Food Bank joins plea to Government to tackle poverty: 'It is not for volunteers to plug the gaps left by a broken social security system and poorly-paid jobs'

Mirror

Food banks hand out 2.1 million food parcels to hungry families in just 12 months

Big Issue

‘Your couriers have to use food banks’: Deliveroo accused of hypocrisy over Trussell Trust partnership

TFN

Food banks at breaking point as they hit out at PM and Chancellor

The Independent

Food banks ‘deeply concerned about scale of suffering’ across UK

Bloomberg UK

Grocers lift staff pay as UK Cost-of-Living Crisis Deepens

Edinburgh Evening News

Cost of living crisis: Edinburgh food banks warn rising costs will be 'insufferable for people' 

Big Issue

'A national emergency': The number of children needing food bank parcels is rising

Daily Express

Food banks on the brink of collapse after a surge in hardship

News Shopper

Lewisham food bank expecting huge rise in demand already at 'breaking point'

Sky News

Food bank providers 'deeply concerned' about suffering across UK amid ' relentless' demand

Big Issue

Food banks near ‘breaking point’ as poverty soars, PM told

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Last week we registered a 91-year-old man’

BBC News

Cost-of-living rally in Glasgow calls for action on poverty

The Independent

Food bank demand soars in pandemic with 830,000 parcels given to children as 'life is nothing but a struggle'

Big Issue

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Easter just meant memories of things which are unaffordable now’

Woman & Home

'We're becoming desensitised to donation bins in supermarkets' - why food banks aren't the solution to hunger in the UK

Evening Standard

A network of food banks has urged the Prime Minister and Chancellor to combat ‘rapidly rising levels of poverty, destitution, and hunger’

The Independent

Britain’s food banks ‘close to breaking point’ amid rapid rise in poverty, Rishi Sunak warned

The National

Risk of ‘hardship and destitution’ after mini-budget 

March 2022

BBC

Sainsbury's urged to up pay to match cost of living 

LLC

The vicious cycle trapping women in poverty and how we can break it 

Big Issue

'Heartbreaking' reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty

Big Issue

Food banks forced to ration parcels and dip into cash reserves as donations drop

Money & Mental Health

The devastating mental health impact of needing to use food banks

London Plus

Food Insecurity Series: The cost of living and food banks

NEF Podcast

New Economics Foundation Podcast: Tackling the Cost of Living Crisis 

Big Issue

Food bank users will continue to struggle until benefits are raised to meet the cost of living

February 2022

Sustain

Finding hope in cash first approaches at the bleakest of times

The BMJ

Food aid charities fear the worst as the cost of living crisis takes hold

The Guardian

'We're terrified at what we're seeing': food banks tell of soaring demand

January 2022