Dr Bryce Evans featured on BBC Online talking about "National Kitchens"Monday 6 July 2015
Dr Bryce Evans, Senior Lecturer in History in the University’s History and Politics department, has recently published his research on the parallels between the “National Kitchens” of World War I and the food banks of today.
Speaking to the BBC’s Adam Forrest, Bryce talks about how his research of the national kitchens has shown the similarities between today’s food banks and how lessons can be learnt from the past.
"There are some wonderful people who give up their time to volunteer at food banks," he says. "But I think simply handing over plastic bags of tinned and dried goods is a very limited approach. It's a wasted opportunity to do more with the huge amount of fresh food being wasted."
As well as his research, Bryce has also set up his own kitchen project in Liverpool – Manna Community Kitchen. Volunteers from Manna visit local communities and housing associations to create a cheap pop-up lunchtime café.
You can read the full story about Bryce’s work on the BBC website.