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Emergency Use Only: 2017 update

20 December 2017
In November 2014, the Emergency Use Only report broke new ground as the first systematic research into food bank use across the United Kingdom. Over two years on, this report takes the recommendations from Emergency Use Only and, for each, assesses the progress made.

Evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on hunger

10 December 2015
Evidence from the Feeding Britain Working Group on Benefit Administration to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on hunger.

The road to the food bank is paved by failures in the safety net

19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort: we all hope that if times get hard, the safety net is there to make sure we aren’t left without the means to buy food for ourselves or our family. Yet new research from the Child Poverty Action Group, Oxfam, Church of England and the Trussell Trust has found that failures in the social safety net itself are often the trigger for food bank referrals.

Foodbanks: Briefing for Opposition Day debate, 18 December 2013

20 February 2014
This briefing raises CPAG’s concerns about rising demand for food aid from UK families. It also presents initial findings from CPAG’s foodbanks project.