Britain’s biggest food bank provider, The Trussell Trust, handed out nearly a million parcels of emergency food in the past year, up from 347,000 in 2012/2013. The top reason for visits (accounting for 31%) was delays to benefit payments.
More than 40 Anglican bishops wrote to party leaders, urging them to “tackle the causes of food poverty, including low wages, rising food prices and an inadequate welfare benefit safety net”, reports The Guardian.
Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in The Church Times that he believed the Church of England had an “important” role to play in society. However, he [...]
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