Martin Caraher: Food banks as indicators of the new ‘Tory’ style poor law

As Christmas approaches, we are reblogging Martin Caraher’s thoughtful argument that foodbanks are a symbol of our society’s failure to hold government accountable for hunger, food insecurity and poverty.

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The hijacking of food poverty by politicians … seems at best misjudged and at worst a form of political shenanigans. Surely we should be raging against the increased need for food banks and the injustice that drive many of our fellow citizens to use them. 

Martin Caraher, Professor of food and health policy at the Centre for Food Policy, City University, London, examines the complex issues of food poverty, food banks and public attitudes. 

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