Food bank charity gives record level of supplies

Food bank charity gives record level of supplies
 

The biggest network of food banks in the UK says it provided record levels of "emergency food supplies" last year.
The annual figures from the Trussell Trust charity show a 13% increase, providing 1.3 million three-day food packages for "people in crisis".
It warns the increase has been driven by those on benefits not being able to afford basic essentials.
The Department for Work and Pensions says: "The reasons why people use food banks are complex."
A department spokeswoman, who rejected linking the increasing use of food banks with changes to benefits or to... read more

 
24 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 61
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