Walking the breadline

The scandal of food poverty in 21st century Britain

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Church Action on Poverty and Oxfam estimates that half a million people are now reliant on food aid, in the form of food banks or food parcels. This figure is substantially higher than the headline figure of 350,000 supplied by the Trussell Trust. At least half as many people again are provided food parcels and other forms of food aid by non-Trussell Trust food banks and other emergency food aid projects. Some of the increase in the use of food banks is caused by unemployment, increasing levels of underemployment, low and falling income, and rising food and fuel prices

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