“There has always been emergency food aid”

Views from group session at the Food Poverty event in Birmingham.

There has always been emergency food aid through history.

Food banks are just a modern, more formalised version of emergency food aid.

In the past, needy and hungry people were helped by churches, Sikh temples, Salvation Army etc. The national network of food banks has formalised this system.

But it’s important to remember that aid for hungry people has always been there.

 

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