Volunteers at food bank in south London
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Food banks: Parents 'going without to feed children'

Children are going to school hungry, while some parents are going for days without eating in order to feed them, according to a charity.

The Trussell Trust is calling for a public inquiry into the reasons behind a surge in the use of food banks.

The government said the rise was down to the greater number of food banks - however, the Trust's Mark Ward told BBC News that users had to be referred and were in genuine need.

  • 16 Oct 2013
  • From the section UK
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