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The manager of a food bank warehouse in Slough has dismissed Government claims more people are using them because of better marketing, telling Daybreak they only help "people who are desperate".
Sue Sibany-King said they only provided emergency food supplies to those who were referred to them with a voucher.
"We do have so many measures to make sure people can't just come in without a voucher. We have got over 100 referring agencies in this area. People can go to them and they are all assessed by those agencies, then they are given a voucher."
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Maria Eagle says government ministers need to "get a grip" on the use of food banks and take the issue seriously.
She said: "The vast increase in the number of households and families turning to food banks reveals the shocking truth of life under David Cameron's cost-of-living crisis. While those at the very top get a tax break, everyone else is finding life is harder under the Tories.
"Instead of hiding behind the Tory myth, that says the increase in food banks is driving demand, it is time ministers got a grip and took this issue seriously."
A spokesperson for the Department of Work and Pensions has reacted to news that those using food banks have increased by 163% in the past year:
Today's Trussel Trust figures are proof that the government is in breach of human rights law says a group of leading charities, claiming that they can prove thousands of families are without easy access to food.
Labour calls the tripling of need, as revealed by the figures , the shocking reality of the cost of living crisis under David Cameron.
A record total of more than 913,000 people received three days' emergency food in the last year, according to a new report from the Trussell Trust.
The Trust's chairman Chris Mould described the statistic as "shocking in 21st century Britain".
Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year - a "shocking" rise of 163% on the previous 12 months - a new report has revealed.
The Trussell Trust said rising numbers were turning to food banks because their incomes are "squeezed", despite signs of an economic recovery.
A record total of more than 913,000 people received three days' emergency food in the last year, with over half blaming benefit delays or changes.
The trust now has more than 400 food banks across the UK, although it is opening two a week compared with three in 2012/13.
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Head of the charity which runs most of UK's foodbanks says there needs to be a plan to help low income families share in economic recovery.
News the Trussell Trust is feeding three times more people than it did last year has thrust it once again onto the political centre stage.