David Cameron has been urged to help the "armies and armies" of people who are going hungry in Britain.
A report, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, claims children are going for days without a substantial meal because of poverty.
Archbishop Welby said it was a "tragedy" that people were still going hungry, while senior Labour MP Frank Field called on the prime minister to take urgent action.
What else does this report say?
The "Feeding Britain" report, written by MPs and peers on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, says:
- delays in benefit payments are pushing people to hunger and forcing them to seek help from food banks
- a sugar tax on fizzy drinks should help fund a national programme to eliminate child hunger
- supermarkets should use proceeds from the 5p plastic bag to help transfer food that would have been chucked away to those in need
- charities, government, councils and supermarkets need to work together to end the "scandal" of perfectly edible food being thrown away
- food banks should have trained specialists to offer advice on benefits and budgeting
Has there been an increase in people using food banks?
The report used figures by the Trussell Trust network showing its food banks gave out:
Archbishop of Canterbury: This is a 'tragedy'
In his foreword to the report, Archbishop Welby said it was a "tragedy" that so many people were still going hungry, adding:
Frank Field: PM should be doing more
Frank Field said the prime minister should be showing the same urgency on the issue as he does when dealing with terrorist attacks.
"Just as he has got Cobra, quite properly, to deal with these terrible terrorist attacks and so on, we want the equivalent of a Cobra committee in permanent session," Mr Field said.