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Almost 96,000 people collected three days emergency food aid from a London food bank in the last financial year.
The coalition needs to “own up to the role it’s playing” in the growth of food banks, a new report says.
The Tories are trying to discredit food banks because the alternative would be to accept that their policies are creating poverty.
The government is citing out of date figures in an attempt to wriggle out of its food bank shame, writes James Bloodworth.
The DWP has been advising jobcentres on referring benefit claimants to food banks – despite the government’s insistence that food banks do not form part of the welfare system.
To get an idea of just why so many people are struggling, take a look at this graph, which tracks the increase in the cost of basic food items from 2012 to 2013.