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UK food banks double in 12 months

The number of food banks around Britain has almost doubled in the last year.

The number of food banks around Britain has almost doubled in the last year.

The Trussell Trust, a leading provider of food handouts, says it now has hundreds of them.

A supermarket chain has also joined forces with a consumer campaigner to give 1000 families a free Christmas dinner.

The BBC's Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 21 Dec
  • From the section UK