Back in the 1970s a Christian Aid poster stated unequivocally "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life". That I remember it clearly after more than forty years suggests it's a message I have taken to heart; but not it seems the Archbishop of Canterbury. Either he never saw it, or he's a firm believer on ideological grounds of daily fish distribution being undertaken by a benevolent central State, keeping the fisheaters all the while in the serfdom of ignorance and dependency.
I agree wholly that 'More should be done for hungry UK' as the Mail puts it; and the answer I think is threefold. First, encourage family life and inter-generational skill sharing; grandparents and great grandparents who learned to live on rationed food or cook with unavailable ingredients can pass on key skills. Most families will experience lean times, and kitchen coping strategies can run through the generations. Give me two potatoes, a couple of pounds of stale bread, four ounces of bacon and an onion and I will put a dish of knödel with kartoffelsauce dressing on the table that will fill six hungry mouths.
Secondly, teach cooking and nutrition at school to all but for the particular benefit of kids of fractured families, of disfunctional single parents or those (an increasing number) who have had no parents except State child-custody institutions. A child of fourteen who cannot make something for the oven from a bowl of flour, some fat and some raw vegetables does not have a good chance of flourishing as an adult.
Thirdly, encourage, through the churches and other social institutions, co-operative and buying clubs, bulk buying at wholesale prices for all those ingredients where this offers significant price advantage over the supermarkets. Fill the vestries with sacks of flour, beans and potatoes.
The answer to hunger, I think, lies in the application of traditional Christian tenets - the family, the community, the little platoons, rather than in the Marxist slavery of food seizure and forced redistribution by a powerful central State. But far be it for me to seek to advise the Archbishop which course he should advocate.