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# food banks

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19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Surge in demand for food banks in Northern Ireland outstripping supplies of food, charity warns
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Demand increased 23% year on year – a higher increase than elsewhere in the UK.
Last year
Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly
Tory MP Lee Anderson made the remarks during a debate in the UK parliament.
All time
Colleges around the country say that some students are having to rely on food banks to get by
“These students are doing their best, but they’re just not able to make ends meet.”
UCC Students' Union food bank ran out of food in 50 minutes on Wednesday.
Volunteers say demand has spiked in the face of rent hikes and other living costs.
Students' representatives say it's a result of third level education being underfunded by the Government, writes Céimin Burke.
Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'
The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.
Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain
Donating the meat is aimed at improving the image of grouse hunting.
Archbishop of Canterbury warns over hunger in Britain
A huge number of people in Britain have been forced to use food banks.
Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger
Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.
Bishop says there can be over-reliance on Churches to provide when people are failed by social policy
He also said that families should not have to rely on charity to feed themselves.
How Twitter backlash against a controversial news story sparked a surge of charity donations
A story in yesterday’s Mail on Sunday prompted an angry reaction on social media.
Column: Smart farming needed for the future
Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.