Record number in 'food poverty'

The number of people relying on food banks to feed their family has increased dramatically in the past year. The Trussell Trust says 128,000 people are now using their food banks. 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.

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'Give More' initiative launched

The Give More campaign has been launched in a bid to inspire people to give more money, time or energy to charity campaigns over the next year.

Today, the Trussell Trust has announced that the number of peopleneeding support from foodbanks has doubled in the past 12 months.

With thisnews and the fact that the UK has slipped back into recession, there has neverbeen a more important time for us to pull together as a nation and Give More tothe causes we care most deeply about and the charities who support ourcommunities in their time of need.

– Give More spokesperson

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