Tag Archives: Food bank

Noted: How our local MPs voted to oppose food bank motion

On Wednesday, in the House of Commons, the Labour party put forward a motion that called for the government to look into the use of food banks in Britain. The number of people – many of them hard-working families – … Continue reading

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Food Bank Britain 2013: some uncomfortable truths

There is a debate in parliament today on the rising use of – and need for – food banks in Britain in 2013. Inside Croydon’s Christmas Appeal this year is for Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity which dispenses food to … Continue reading

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Foodstock music fest rounds off Fairtrade celebrations

Crystal Palace Transition Town is staging a day’s activities on Saturday, March 2, as the centrepiece of its Fairtrade Fortnight activities. Many of the activities are free, but any money raised will be used to help fund the local food … Continue reading

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