Blogs, articles and interviews
Charlie Spring Replacing welfare with charity: lessons from America
Charlie Spring https://seekingsitopia.wordpress.com/
Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) Mapping the UK’s Independent Food Banks
Jan Poppendieck Ending Food Insecurity at CUNY: A Guide for Faculty and Staff
Critical research network for ECRs and PhD students https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=FOODBANKRESEARCH
Reports and policy briefings
WhyHunger, New York
The Special Report: America’s Food Banks Say Charity Won’t End Hunger and new video made in collaboration with WhyHunger and food access organizations across the country that participated in the national Closing the Hunger Gap “Cultivating Food Justice” Conference, calls for a transformation from charity to justice and explores the growing conversation among food access organizations that ending hunger will take much more than food distribution. When the goal is to transform the systems and policies that perpetuate hunger, what role do emergency food providers play in achieving long-term change? How are resources allocated and how is success measured? Why is a focus on social justice essential?
In a new report, Janet Poppendieck, activist, author, professor emerita at Hunter College and WhyHunger Board Member, reflects on her decades of research and advocacy to promote the School Breakfast Program in light of its 50th anniversary. She lifts up this critical program, which provided 2.3 billion nutritious meals to America’s children last year, and its steady growth as possibly the best example of effective advocacy and productive cooperation between national anti-hunger organizations and state and local groups.
This guide profiles four emergency food providers who are organizing in their communities around the root causes of hunger and poverty, as it connects to housing, wages, health, racism, and other issues.
In this publication, you will find stories of three organizations that address hunger, poverty and illness through nutrition, equity, dignity and personal empowerment.
Thirty-five years ago, the community of central Brooklyn saw a steep decline in quality of life for its residents. Lack of jobs, a cut to social resources, and a swell of drugs hit the area -and fast. Residents began to see their neighborhood changing rapidly, and those who wanted to see their community thrive took action. Check out the full publication and watch video testimonials to learn more about Neighbors Together, a soup kitchen organizing patrons at the intersection of hunger, health and housing in New York City.
Woodlands Community Cafe, Glasgow