On the Progress website I have provided two commentaries on food banks.
The first argues that food banks reflect an attack on welfare provision by the coalition government.
The second argues that food banks are a sign of the failure of welfare provision in contemporary Britain
Her is a guest blog on the PSE website discussing the role/potential limitations of alternative financial institutions during the economic crisis and responding to increasing levels of poverty: here
Here is a blog post for Progress drawing upon the PSE survey to highlight the persistence of poverty and the need to think outside the box when developing a response: here