South East foodbanks struggle to meet demand

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The number of people using foodbanks in the South East has risen by 20% in four years.

That is according to a new survey by the Green Party, who accuse the government of what they call a "shameful record on poverty".

The government says the reasons why people visit foodbanks is complex, and numbers are falling in some areas.

The foodbank at St Matthew's Church in Redhill has been running for five years, but is now struggling to keep up with demand.

On one day recently, 25 families came through the door in just two hours.

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Malcolm spoke to Lucinda Izzard, Service user, Keith Taylor MEP South East, Green & Revd Andrew Cunnington, St Matthew's Church, Redhill