Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Food Banks: Half A Million Britons 'Reliant On Food Banks'

More than half a million people in the UK are now reliant on food banks, a new report has found.

Factors behind the increase on those using emergency help include rising food prices, unemployment and energy costs, the research by Church Action On Poverty and Oxfam said.

But up to half of those seeking help were doing so as a direct result of having benefit payments delayed, reduced or withdrawn, their report said.