The UK’s food poverty crisis

A record 3.1 million emergency food parcels have been handed out in the UK in a year, reflecting severe food poverty as a result of austerity, Brexit, the pandemic and inflation.

Over three million parcels were distributed by the Trussell Trust’s network of 1,300 food banks in the year to the end of March, with more than one million going to children. The number is “nearly double that of five years ago”, said Sky News

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