Number of food bank users up 163% in past year

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 from the Trussell Trust has revealed.

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Charities claim thousands without easy access to food

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.

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