What does it feel like to be forced to turn to foodbanks for help? What does it take to get emergency food, and what's in the food parcel? Anna and her 11 year old daughter Daisy are eating out of date food since Anna had to leave her job due to mental health problems. Glen speaks of the shame he feels using the foodbank having taken on a zero hours contract. This is a powerful insight into the harsh reality of foodbank use from the inside.
Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite is a Leverhulme Trust funded researcher in the Centre for Health and Inequalities Research, Durham University, UK. Kayleigh explores issues of health inequalities, welfare reform, and austerity through ethnographic research. She is co-author of Poverty and insecurity: Life in 'low-pay, no-pay' Britain (Policy Press, 2012), winner of the 2013 British Academy Peter Townsend Award. She can be followed on Twitter @KA Garthwaite
Foreword Jack Monroe Introduction Researching foodbank use Foodbanks: what do they do? The politics of foodbank use in the UK Why do people use a foodbank? All work, low pay: finding, keeping, and doing precarious jobs 'Doing the best I can with what I've got': food and health on a low income Stigma, shame and 'people like us' Is foodbank Britain here to stay? Afterword Linda Tirado
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