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Foodbank demand prompts hunger warning by archbishop

The Archbishop of Wales has urged the UK government to tackle a national hunger crisis as figures show a big rise in numbers using foodbanks.

The Trussell Trust said it had given emergency food aid to nearly 80,000 people in Wales in the last 12 months, more than double the 2012-13 figure.

Archbishop Barry Morgan said it was "incredible" for this to happen in such a "prosperous country".

More than 500 clergy signed a letter as part of the End Hunger Fast campaign.

Tony Graham, Wales manager for the Trussell Trust foodbank network, said it had seen a 120% rise is usage.

He was speaking to Felicity Evans on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 16 Apr 2014
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