Staggering rise of the British food bank: One opens every week after rise in families unable to afford to eat

Jill Reilly
Daily Mail

Shocking figures have revealed that every week a new food bank opens  in Britain as more people find themselves struggling to make ends meet.

And the number of people needing emergency aid is expected to rise with  many food banks operators worried that the full impact of the recent budget will not kick in until 2013.

There are now over 190 food banks nationwide, 88 of which were launched in 2011 alone.

Food bank recipients are not usually the homeless –  they are low-income working families who hit crisis, people who have been made redundant or people experiencing benefits delays.

Read More: Staggering rise of the British food bank: One opens every week after rise in families unable to afford to eat  (cited at cuttingthroughthematrix.com)

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