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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Churches: Food Banks more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support communities to the demand for Church-run food banks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>Following the 'Feeding Britain' report published by the Hon. member for Birkenhead and the Lord Bishop of Truro in December 2014 the Church has continued its monitoring of food bank usage and offering support for those who are in need of the emergency food services.</p><p> </p><p>81% of the 16,000 Church of England parishes are offering support to a food bank with two-thirds involved in running or operating a food bank,</p><p>76% of churches collect food for a local food bank,</p><p>39% provide volunteers,</p><p>29% help to manage one,</p><p>22% give out vouchers</p><p>14% offer the use of their premises.</p><p> </p><p>More information about the work of the Church of England and our involvement with foodbanks can be found in the following Church Urban Fund report: Church in Action</p><p><a href="http://www.cuf.org.uk/sites/default/files/PDFs/Research/Church-in-Action-2015_0.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cuf.org.uk/sites/default/files/PDFs/Research/Church-in-Action-2015_0.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-09-10T12:05:39.133Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T12:05:39.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this