Food poverty in London: Hunger, handouts or hospitality?

Despite being in the nation’s economic powerbase, why do some of us in London experience food poverty? We will be exploring the economic and social reasons that lead to food poverty and inequality. We will hear from charity, voluntary and church groups involved in these issues. We will examine some of the community responses: from food banks to breakfast clubs (and beyond).

With: Fr Michael Dunne, Bow Food Bank; Professor Jon May, Queen Mary University of London, Fr John Moffatt SJ, Hurtado Jesuit Community, chaired by Phoebe Jackson, Caritas Westminster.



Part of a developing series offering space for sincere conversation and deep reflection on how we live together…
We will be exploring the economic and social reasons that lead to food poverty and inequality. 

We will hear from charity, voluntary church and corporate groups involved in these issues.
We will examine some of the communities responses: from food banks to breakfast clubs (and beyond).

What were their underlying philosophies? Experiences? Challenges? What are creative ways forward?

Together we will explore how these issues inform and affect current local, national and global contexts. This session is the third in our series following on from “Caring for Our Common Good”. We will draw on our lived experience and the wisdom of people working on specific issues in local contexts.

We will offer space for informed debate and honest listening, trusting that the discussions will provide fresh perspectives and new insights. Our hope is for ways into renewed personal responses, practical community ideas and advocacy efforts. 

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If you want to talk about food poverty in London and what we can do to help others who missed lunch today, come along to "Hunger, handouts or hospitality?" at the Hurtado Jesuit Centre.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 17:30 to 20:30
Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler street
United Kingdom