350,000 people are currently reliant on emergency food aid provided by one of the 300 Trussell Trust food banks across the UK. Oxfam and Church Poverty Action estimate that the support offered by other organisations brings the total number closer to half a million. Many of these people are in employment.
So what does the Lib Dem and Tory government think about this?
On July 6th, on this website, we exposed the government’s role in creating the conditions under which food banks had become common place in modern Britain. Here we demonstrate the government’s distasteful attitude towards food banks and those people whom Clegg and Cameron have forced into using them.
On 10th September, Luciana Berger, Labour and Co-operative MP for Liverpool Wavertree, informed the Michael Gove, Education Secretary, that parents are being forced to turn to food banks because they cannot afford school uniforms for their children.
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