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The future of foodbanks

Events • Sociology • Panel Discussion

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging

As demand for foodbanks in the UK continues to rise, difficulties and gaps in state provision continue to be at the forefront of the conversation. This panel will discuss the institutionalisation of foodbanks, what can be done to support those who rely on them to survive, and how they can be prevented from becoming a normalised part of society. Featuring Kayleigh Garthwaite, winner of the 2017 British Academy Peter Townsend Prize for her book Hunger Pains: Life inside foodbank Britain (Policy Press, 2016).

Organised in partnership with Policy Press. 

Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite 
Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham
Garry Lemon Head of Media and External Affairs, The Trussell Trust
Jack Monroe Food writer and author
Baroness Ruth Lister CBE FBA Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University

Dawn Foster Columnist, Guardian 

Free, booking required

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