Food banks, welfare, and food insecurity in Canada,Food Rescue - An Australian Example,Foodbank of Western Australia’s Healthy Food for All,Hungry for change: The food banking industry in Australia,Old crises on new plates or old plates for a new crises? Food banks and food insecurity,Rising use of ‘food aid’ in the United Kingdom,Surplus food recovery and donation in Italy: the upstream process,The “dark side” of food banks? Exploring emotional responses of food bank receivers in the Netherlands,The adaptive change of the Italian Food Bank Foundation: a case study,UK print media coverage of the food bank phenomenon: from food welfare to food charity?
The BFJ has a long and distinguished history of reporting on all aspects of food, including scares and food inequality (Mozley, 1994). The papers in this special edition deal with the issue of emergency food aid in countries of the global north, including accounts from Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Canada and Australia. We are used to seeing images in the media of food want and emergency aid in developing countries at times of climate crises or war (Franks, 2013). Historically to an extent, these have not been seen in the so-called developed world since the 1930s, however the last 10 years has found them re-appearing with regularity.
These articles contribute to our insights and the direction in which food banks and emergency food aid are developing, the internal workings and challenges that food banks, and indeed the social challenges facing food banks in their operations.