Nearly One Million People Relying On Food Handouts In UK – 16 April 2014

RT logoOne of Britain’s largest food charities says that more than 900,000 people visited its food banks last year. The Wednesday report comes as 600 religious leaders urge the government to take action against the country’s growing hunger problem.

The new information shows the shocking number of people reliant on food handouts in the UK, largely because of harsh new benefits sanctions.

According to The Trussell Trust, Britain’s largest food bank charity, 913,138 people received emergency food aid from the organization in 2013-2014, compared to just 346,992 in 2012-2013 – marking an increase of 163 percent.

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