Feeding the debate: a local food bank explains itself

Heather Buckingham, Andy Jolley

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The increasing prevalence of food banks in the UK has attracted considerable public debate. This paper brings the authors’ experiences and observations from their involvement in one inner-city food bank into dialogue both with policy issues and the Christian theology that motivates many food bank volunteers. It argues for an attentiveness to what food banks say to society as well as what they do, and highlights their potential as spaces of encounter and mutuality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalVoluntary Sector Review
Early online date14 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • food banks
  • faith
  • community action
  • poverty
  • social justice


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