08/12/2014

Bishop of Liverpool urges action in support of Feeding Britain report

The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes has spoken to welcome the findings and recommendations of the report Feeding Britain.

Bishop Paul at a Food Bank
The Bishop, whose appointment was announced at a Foodbank in north Liverpool, has promised to do what he can to support and spur efforts to eliminate food poverty across the Diocese of Liverpool.

Bishop Paul said: “As the Archbishop  of Canterbury said over the weekend, it is shocking that at this time in this country we have people struggling to feed themselves and their families. I have seen this at first hand as I visited our diocese ahead of my installation and I asked for donations at the installation service to be given to some of our foodbanks locally. I was moved and delighted at the generosity of those who donated more than £7000 that day. It is so important that the church is at the forefront of alleviating the effects of food poverty. But we must also work together as a society to eradicate its causes.”

For more on the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger & Food Poverty in Britain, visit foodpovertyinquiry.org