Food bank demand rockets

The number of people using food banks in the North East has gone up to more than 10,000 compared to 700 in 2011.

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Britain cannot ignore 'the hunger on our doorstep'

Food prices are rising and many family budgets are falling Credit: Reuters

Chris Mould, the Trussell Trust 's Executive Chairman, said:

"We cannot ignore the hunger on our doorstep. Politicians across the political spectrum need to recognise the real extent of UK food poverty and create fresh policies that better address its underlying causes.

"This is more important than ever as the impact of the biggest reforms to the welfare state since it began start to take effect."

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