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Government citing out of date figures in attempt to wriggle out of food bank shame

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The government is citing out of date figures in an attempt to wriggle out of its food bank shame, writes James Bloodworth.

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A crisis made in Downing Street: one MILLION people visit food banks

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Almost one million people had to rely on a food bank for emergency food aid in the past year.

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DWP advises jobcentres on foodbank referrals

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The DWP has been advising jobcentres on referring benefit claimants to food banks – despite the government’s insistence that food banks do not form part of the welfare system.

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How the cost of food soared during the recession

To get an idea of just why so many people are struggling, take a look at this graph, which tracks the increase in the cost of basic food items from 2012 to 2013.

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The Trussell Trust supplies 600,000 emergency parcels in nine months

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New figures released by the Trussell Trust show that the food bank charity provided emergency parcels containing three days food more than 600,000 times between April and December last year.

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Tory MEPs ‘taking food from the mouths of children’

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Britain’s food banks have been to be blocked from claiming millions in EU aid by Tory MEPs.

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People ‘taking food back to foodbanks’ because they can’t afford gas to heat it

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Every so often in politics you hear a quote or a statistic that seems to suck all the air out of your lungs.

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The government must take responsibility on food poverty

The government should provide a non-profit, partially subsidised alternative alongside supermarkets.

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This government is actively choosing not to help those in distress

Until it starts caring for all of the people it was elected to serve, people will continue to ask for help.

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The growth of food banks: a crisis made in Downing Street

Are more people really using food banks because of a greater awareness of them?

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