‘Hunger stalks the nation’: Church of England slams govt as 1mn Brits dependent on food banks

December 8, 2014 12:51 PM

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More Britons are becoming dependent on food banks as they find themselves plunged into poverty as a result of stagnating wages, delays in welfare payments and the soaring cost of living, according to a cross-party study.

According to a landmark report, partially funded by the Church of England (CoE) and published on Monday, the government has not been doing enough to tackle rising levels of poverty in the UK, and in particular regarding hunger in the UK’s poorest communities.

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