In low-rent outer suburbs, almost one in six households could not afford to keep their house cool and went without meals.
While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.
Children are growing up hungry across Britain.
British children left angry and bewildered by food poverty.
Volunteers prepare food parcels for vulnerable individuals and families at the Black Country Food Bank.
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Food banks should not be "normal" and yet they are rapidly becoming an accepted substitute for welfare in the UK.
Britain’s first social supermarket: Community Shop in Goldthorpe, Yorkshire.
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Social supermarkets help those struggling from food poverty – but they mask our broken food system.
Growing numbers of people are using food banks to feed themselves and their families. But many areas where residents face a high risk of food poverty are under-serviced.
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Poverty and isolation is leading to nutritional problems for older people.
Isolated older people living in poverty are suffering from food insecurity.
Fresh produce for sale at a farmer’s market.
Low-income Canadians lack nutritious food options in part due to negative societal attitudes about them.
Women living below the poverty line will be empowered by UBI.
It could make women agents of change and development in Southeast Asia.
Billionaires who pledge their fortunes to charity must not just give big, but give better. It's all about effective altruism
For more effective food policies, consult the public.
Africa must adopt an integrated approach to effectively reduce hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
There are a number of efforts on the African continent aimed at helping people overcome food insecurity. Even though some progress has been made, the situation remains bleak.
Families need a helping hand outside of school terms too.
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Families are falling deeper into poverty when school holidays come, just to feed their children.
In Italy, a homeless man was excused by the supreme court for stealing food. In the UK, people living in poverty are fined for it.
Food parcel handouts have topped 1m in the UK.
Food banks feed more than just society's vulnerable members.
A helping hand.
Some of the most vulnerable people in society are being kept alive by food banks.
Fully stocked – for now.
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The government's austerity programme hasn't just put the poor under terrible pressure – it's actually breached Britain's international legal obligations.
A return to community canteens.
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Community kitchens that grew out of proud working class communities offer a way of feeding those struggling.
It’s not enough.
Feeding Britain, a new report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty, has been greeted with some fanfare. It details the full extent of the UK’s food poverty crisis and urges…
Cheap as chips?
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From celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Money Saving Meals to blogging mum Jack Monroe’s 100 Delicious Budget Recipes to the NHS Eat4Cheap campaign, eating well on a budget is now a national pastime. But research…