For most people, hunger is just a hypothetical concept. But for SVP member Winston Waller, working to prevent hunger for millions of adults and children in this country is top of his agenda.
In a profile for The Catholic Times, Winston Waller tells Anita Boniface how his experience with the St Vincent de Paul Society led to a Parliamentary role on food poverty.
Winston has tried to balance misconceptions about the poor, and highlight how food poverty can impact on anyone. He says it’s not just the unemployed who are struggling. Working people on low incomes are also vulnerable. “It’s right across the country, in inner city areas and out in the Shires,” says Winston. “We now have foodbanks in really well off areas such as Chelsea. If people lose their job, even if you live in a smart area, you can find yourself facing a much lower income than you are used to, and struggling to feed yourself and your family.”