Imagine for a moment we received a decree that all food banks in the UK must close overnight. The results would be devastating. That in itself highlights starkly what a treacherous position we in the UK have got ourselves into. Emergency charitable food aid feels like it’s been normalised and entrenched in the UK – something we and others warned about over a decade ago. There are still calls from some quarters to ramp up surplus food redistribution to feed those in need, when that can only ever be a sticking plaster response.

Our Exec Director Dan Crossley writes in the Grocer about the entrenchment of food banks in the UK – a failure of successive governments to provide a properly functioning safety net, to introduce a plan for genuinely addressing inequality and to implement an inclusive, long-term food strategy.

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