Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry
Charlotte McDonald GibsonThe Red Cross will this winter start collecting and distributing food aid to the needy in Britain for the first time since the Second World War, as welfare cuts and the economic downturn send soaring numbers of people to soup kitchens and food banks across Europe.
In what could be the start of an increased role in Britain for the Geneva-based charity best known for its work in disaster zones, its volunteers will be mobilised to go into supermarkets across the country at the end of November and ask shoppers to donate dry goods. The British Red Cross will then help the charity FareShare distribute the packets and tins to food banks nationwide.
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"Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 21/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/red-cross-launches-emergency-food-aid-plan-for-uk-s-hungry