Government Should Work to End the Need for Food Banks

tins and pasta at a food bank

People using food banks are experiencing extreme poverty, with just £248 on average per month to spend, after housing costs. The Trussell Trust have released their ‘State of Hunger 2021’ report, showing they distributed 2.5 million food parcels in the last year.

People using food banks are experiencing extreme poverty, with just £248 on average per month to spend, after housing costs. The Trussell Trust have released their ‘State of Hunger 2021’ report, showing they distributed 2.5 million food parcels in the last year.

“[When reducing food intake] I feel very depressed….. Especially when you’re used to working and not living like it. I feel like it drains me. It makes feel tired, like you’re constantly thinking of the next way to get through it. Like your brain doesn’t rest. It’s like, right, what can I make tomorrow for it to go further? Or what can I freeze? You’re always trying to save…” – State of Hunger respondent.

Read the Trussell Trust’s ‘State of Hunger 2021‘ Report.