MAXwell Centre featured on BBC food bank documentary

Our role in helping individuals access Dundee’s foodbank has been featured in the BBC documentary The Foodbank: Scotland’s Hidden Hunger.

The Food Bank: Scotland's Hidden Hunger

More than one million people were given emergency food in Britain last year and the numbers are growing. Our new documentary, made by Friel Kean Films, goes to the frontline of food poverty at Scotland’s busiest foodbank in Dundee. Based in the Full Gospel Church in the city’s Hilltown area, it provides food parcels to individuals referred by such as professional care organisations, schools, doctors or the department of social services.The busy team – volunteers from The Trussell Trust – are seen providing food to a wide range of people, from former professionals to long-term unemployed and people with mental health issues. Among those featured is Charlie, who after being a victim of violent assault and robbery, is left with no money to buy food and single Dad Billy, who after being out of work for a long spell after a career in medical sales, has to get help from the foodbank to feed his four-year old son Jack Says Billy:” I had to scrape pennies from our piggybank to pay for my son’s snack at nursery…It is pretty tough, it’s a choice of heating or food.”You can see The Food Bank: Scotland's Hidden Hunger on Monday 28 September at 9.00pm on BBC One Scotland.

Posted by BBC Scotland on Saturday, 26 September 2015

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