A charity in the south has launched an emergency appeal to create 200 more food banks to cope with growing need.
Salisbury based Trussell Trust has given food parcels to 300,000 people in the past year - more than double the number in 2011. It's warning that proposed welfare reforms could mean more families going hungry.
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