The London Assembly Labour Group has called on the Mayor to do more to tackle 'growing food poverty crisis' in London.
– Fiona Twycross AM, London Assembly Labour Group economy spokesperson
It is time the Mayor took concerted action to address this problem, it is a scandal that people cannot afford to feed themselves or their families in modern London. The use of food banks continues to increase at an alarming rate thanks to the continued squeeze on living standards.
Today's report shows the scale of the problem, but it also shows that Londoners are supportive of tools that will tackle this problem. I have presented the Mayor with a fully costed plan to help parents by extending the government's free school meals for infant school children to all primary school children.