Big rise in food bank users
Britain’s biggest food bank charity, the Trussell Trust, has revealed a huge leap in the numbers of people needing emergency food parcels in the past year.
FactCheck Q&A: are a million people using foodbanks?
Britain’s biggest food bank charity says more than 1 million needy people received free food in 2014/15, the biggest number on record. The Trussell Trust says it gave food aid to 1,084,604 people compared to 913,138 in 2013/14 – a 19 per cent increase. Jeremy Paxman tried to corner David Cameron on the growing use…
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