A team of creative thinkers has put together a useful resource called Faith in Food banks which helps groups reflect on this rising phenomenon. This piece of work, the first of a series of three being pulled together by the Joint Public Issues Team, is geared towards helping Jesus followers (in the main) think about why they might be running (or thinking about running) a food bank. I think this kind of stuff is vital because whilst it is imperative that we look after the vulnerable, it is also crucial that we look at the bigger picture and ask deeper questions about what food banks say about people, communities and God.
The Mission Theology Advisory Group that I am part of, has also done some work on the theology of food banks. This somewhat more lengthy piece of work offers quite a thorough investigation and is a complementary addition to JPITs resource and is available to download via a link on the right of their page..