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The Trussell Trust is charity that encourages local communities to beat poverty.
It runs a number of Food Banks in the North West.
Spokeswoman Anne Danks told us they've seen a big increase in people using them over the summer:
It is claimed children in the North West are not getting enough food to eat during the summer holidays.
Research carried out by Kellogs reveals that families are struggling to provide for their children during the six week break.
The same research also reveals that teachers in the North West have reported some children returning from the school holidays showing signs of weight loss.
Pupils in the North West are going hungry during the school holidays according to new figures. Kellog's claim almost 20 per cent of parents struggle to feed their children three meals a day and over a quarter claim the holidays put an extra burden on their food budget.. Victoria Hale, from Manchester, said making ends meet is often difficult
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Many parents across the UK struggle to buy enough food for their children during the Summer holidays according to a new study