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All-party parliamentary inquiry, co-chaired by Labour's Frank Field, finds evidence behind growth in food banks

Soaring energy and housing costs force poorest homes to turn to food banks

UK: Soaring energy and housing costs force poorest homes to turn to food banks

The Church of England is considering an about-turn to bring back the penalty   of defrocking rogue priests

Church of England could return to defrocking rogue priests after child abuse scandals

The Church of England is considering an about-turn to bring back the penalty of defrocking rogue priests

We know from our recent survey that as many as 1 in 5 mums are missing meals because there isn't enough food to go round, and so helping out will make a very real difference to many families in our communities.  With a new food bank opening every 4 days in the UK, if there isn't one near you already, there soon will be. #netmums #foodbank

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With a new food bank opening every 4 days in the UK, if there isn't one near you already there soon will be. Food banks are the last line of support, he.

The Trussell Trust: the food bank keeping families from going hungry this Christmas

The Trussell Trust: the food bank keeping families from going hungry this Christmas

Anti-poverty charity the Trussell Trust expects to feed around people over the festive period, twice as many as last year. Kate Kellaway joins its volunteers delivering food in Salisbury

Charity slams food bank critic (Evening Standard Article)."People have varied but very genuine reasons for needing food banks. It's not about budgeting. People haven't got the money to spend. I think politicians need to go and spend time listening to the people who are struggling at the moment in he UK. They need to spend time understanding what it's like." (quote from article).

A charity that provides almost 300 food banks across the UK has criticised comments made by a Tory councillor questioning the need for the resource.

Primary referral causes in 2013-14 - Trussell Trust infographic

Trussell Trust Foodbanks Primary referral causes in

...the driving rhetoric behind the government's welfare policy focuses narrowly on those dishonestly claiming benefits, even though such fraud accounts for less than 1% of the money paid out. To punish that tiny, parasitical minority, hundreds of thousands of people – poor not because they're lazy but because of low wages, patchy, zero-hours jobs or rising food costs – are going hungry.

Food banks or dignity: is that the choice we offer the hungry?

It's immoral to have food banks in one of the world's richest countries

BNP accused of using ‘food bank’ handouts to win support

BNP accused of using ‘food bank’ handouts to win support

British National Party activists are going door to door with mobile food banks in a bid to win support ahead of the local and European elections, The Independent can reveal.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who criticised the cuts, is made a cardinal at the Vatican Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

'Most desirable' district in the country has three food banks

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who criticised the cuts. 'Most desirable' district in the country has three food banks In wealthy towns, families hit by falling incomes and benefit cuts are increasingly being forced to rely on charity handouts

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