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FEB 24, 2013 - The Guardian

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Food banks surge leads to Defra inquiry

Research will study the effectiveness of emergency provision as fears increase over the impact of austerity measures Government officials have commissioned an investigation into the explosion in food banks, soup kitchens and school breakfast clubs as fears rise over the impact of austerity on the living standards of low-income families.The research will examine the extent and effectiveness of emergency food aid, amid concern that increasing numbers of low-paid and benefit-dependent households are forced to use charity food sources.The growth of food banks has become politically sensitive, ... Read More

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