Food banks and Birmingham

The dramatic increase in prevalence of food banks is well documented.  Find Food Banks Brum list 7 in Birmingham; and counting…

bham foodbankThe Trussell Trust report that they are opening two new foodbanks a week and the number of people given three days’ emergency food by their foodbanks rose from almost 350,000 in 2012/13 to over 900,000 in 2013/14.

Use of food banks has soared over the summer, as the parents of children who receive free scool meals struggle to provide an extra meal. 

How does this square with the vast amount of food we waste and what can we do in Birmingham to address this?

 

 

 

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