Food banks - a new film about poverty and hunger in Britain today

Concern about poverty and hunger

We are keen supporters of the Sandbach Food Bank as part of our concern for our community.

  Figures from the Trussell Trust the UK’s biggest food bank provider, show that between April 2017 and March 2018 there was a 13% increase in the number of three-day emergency food supplies given out compared to the previous year (they now count food parcels rather than people). They gave out 1,332,952 of these supply packages, and 484,026 of these went to children.

This article and animated film describe very movingly the situations in which people find themselves obliged to use foodbanks.

Perhaps  the mothers haven’t eaten for days just so they can feed the children.

A participant in the film spoke about the physical and psychological effects of hunger:

When you’re not eating you don’t get the hunger pangs, you don’t get the starving, you get a pit in your stomach, I suppose, you try and fill, you bulk yourself out with water, [but] it’s your pride that really feels it the most.“


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