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Mark: State welfare is failing our citizens and food banks aren’t the answer

April 11, 2014

Ann McGauran

Mark Bothwell. Still in pain and waiting for the outcome of his employment and support allowance application. Mark Bothwell. Still in pain and waiting for the outcome of his employment and support allowance application.

A study presented earlier this week to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty says the rise in food banks and charity food is a clear sign of the inadequate nature of social security provision and the way it is delivered. As reported in the Guardian, the report by Sheffield University researcher Hannah Lambie-Mumford warns of the danger of charity food becoming a fundamental part of, or even replacement for, formerly state-funded welfare.

As shown by Eoin Clarke here, by January this year the number of food banks in the UK had grown to more than 1,080. Give that number a bit more consideration. There are more food banks now in the UK than there are branches of Sainsbury’s. The experience of Mark Bothwell (pictured above), here at…

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  1. jenny whittle permalink
    April 11, 2014 8:32 pm

    once again save the children have launched a save the children appeal for the uk asking for £2 a month is this right when we are supposed to be the 6th richest country in the world and we are sending billions of pounds in aid to other countries if the welfare system was that good why do save the children need to ask for money for our children ???

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