Food Banks vs Trasformative Change

Interesting article in the Guardian on food-poverty, food-banks, and the nature of charity (“of privileged people helping the underprivileged, perpetuating an us-and-them atmosphere”) versus transformative change. The reality is that all these efforts are spaces capable of a more radical engagement; you just have to ask whose interests are you serving by doing what you’re doing…

Nick Saul

“The Stop uses food to help the people it serves to organise, to create change, to understand poverty and to fight it.” – Nick Saul

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One response to “Food Banks vs Trasformative Change

  1. Did you guys hear about the “employment academy” in London for people sleeping rough? Kinda takes the logic of philanthropic capitalism and pushes it a bit further, revealing its “material logic” (to use a nearly nonsensical phrase)

    http://attemptsatliving.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/new-approach-to-homelessness-is-old-approach-to-homelessness/

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