ELECTION 2015 – Food banks: ‘Most people at the school gates have used them’

Everybody going to vote this week ought to be made to read this before being allowed to place their X.

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Reposted from the Guardian SocietyChaunte Campbell unpacks food from the food bank
Chaunte Campbell unpacks food from a food bank, including a tin of tuna donated by Neil Robson (pictured below); she plans to cook a tuna bake for her five-year-old son. Photograph: Mimi Mollica for the Guardian

Every week for the past year, Neil Robson has made a trip to his local Co-op and spent around £20 on a bag of shopping that he then carries to theWandsworth food bank in south London. Before he leaves home, he consults a list of the most-wanted items on their website, noting what they’re running out of (basic toiletries, UHT milk, tinned meat, tinned fish). This week he adds a tin of sustainably-sourced tuna to the bag.

Robson is a retired human resources manager in his 60s, who has never previously been involved in community charity projects. What drives him to make this regular gesture? “Anger. How…

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