Policy Press


Jul 2, 2016

'Hunger Pains' event at the House of Commons

Academics, MPs, people from key organisations, the media and the public came together with a panel of experts to discuss the varied and complex issue of foodbanks and what their future should be, especially post Brexit.

Chaired by Patrick Butler, Guardian journalist, the panel included Emma Lewell-Buck MP; Jack Monroe, campaigner, columnist and author; Niall Cooper, Director of Church Action on Poverty; Peter Kelly, Director of Poverty Alliance; Anne Danks, Northern Manager, Trussell Trust; Baroness Ruth Lister of Burtersett and Kayleigh Gathwaite, Durham University

Hunger Pains provides a much needed voice for foodbank users and volunteers in the UK, and a powerful insight into the realities of foodbank use from the inside.