Food poverty and the role of food banks — CTWM event

This, just in from Charitable Trusts West Midlands…

Food Poverty and the Role of Food Banks – Members and Guests Networking Talk
Thursday 25th June 2015: 5pm-7.30pm Midland Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park Edgbaston B12 9QH

The UK has seen an explosion in food banks over the last five years, with charities, community groups and religious institutions stepping in where the state has failed to provide.

Chaos in the benefits system and welfare sanctions have further propelled many families to charity.

But are food banks the solution to food poverty? What are the underlying causes and how can these be addressed? What should trusts, foundations and charities be focussing their efforts on the symptoms of food poverty or the underlying causes?

Event Chair: Fred Rattley, Director of Community Regeneration, Church Urban Fund
Guest Speakers: Patricia Hoskins, Birmingham Central Food Bank and Lyn Brayne, Telford and Wrekin Crisis Network

Timing: 5pm arrival time for a 5.30pm start, finishing at 7.30pm.
Light buffet and drinks will be provided after the talk (a contribution of £5 towards the food and drink will be collected on the evening).
There is free car parking at the MAC.

To attend please email Dipali Chandra, Secretary CTWA.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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