Current research has revealed an increase in the use of food banks in more than nine out of 10 district councils and a rise in family disputes necessitating mediation in two-thirds of the district councils across England, exposing the additional burdens families have endured since the start of the pandemic.
Following news of a winter lockdown, Young Communists in Glasgow have been collecting food donations over the past few months. These food bank drives have been highly successful and have gathered a great and welcome reception from Glaswegians.
As well as providing a lifeline for the victims of austerity and unemployment, Pasqueline Agostinho considers the negative impact foodbanks have for working class people relying on their services.
Joe Bastable interviews Leslie Barson to discuss foodaid, social housing issues and gentrification in London and across Britain.