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Help a Hungry Child: Food banks could run dry this Christmas as demand soars 08 Dec 2017 07:23 #5262

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Government must end ‘litany of horrors’ facing millions with insecure access to food, says Trussell Trust

Lucy Pasha-Robinson; The Independent Online

It comes after The Independent revealed last week one in 10 London families are relying on charity handouts to eat Rex
Food banks across the UK could run out of stock this Christmas as the number of people relying on donations soars, a leading anti-poverty charity has warned.

Alison Inglis-Jones, trustee of The Trussell Trust, said she is “seriously concerned” a spike in the number of people accessing services could mean food banks already running low on supplies could run out before the Christmas school holidays.

Along with the warning, Ms Inglis-Jones called on the Government to end the “litany of horrors” facing millions of families with insecure access to food, a problem she believes is being driven by benefits sanctions and delays in universal credit payments.

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