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Food bank report reveals rise in hunger for poor families

A squeeze on income and delays in receiving benefits are to blame for an unprecedented rise in the number of people using food banks, according to a parliamentary report on hunger.

The inquiry, carried out by MPs and church leaders, says low-income families have been badly affected by the rising costs of housing, fuel and food.

Many families are just one unexpected bill away from a financial crisis.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 08 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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