The national Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty held its first evidence session last Friday in Birkenhead.
We spoke with local churches, voluntary organisations, members of the food industry and, most importantly, people who have had to rely on food banks to avoid going hungry.
Two things, in particular, became clear. First, we need a buffer zone to keep us safe and secure when a crisis occurs in our lives, or when we make mistakes.
This function has been performed,...