I have volunteered at The Community Cook Up, a food bank in North London, for four years.
This series welcomes the public into the food bank as a guest. You now know names, faces, and peoples stories. The people are at the very heart of The Community Cook Up.
Through this work members of the public are introduced to members of The Community Cook Up. Those who have no experience of food banks, now have more of an understanding than they did before. Rather than knowing about food banks through statistics, they now know it from a much more personal and human perspective.
We need to overcome barriers to unity in this struggle against the cost of living crisis. We need to build the notion of solidarity and interconnectedness of all our struggles for a better society.