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Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to figures released by the Trussell Trust on a large increase in the number of people turning to food banks, said:

“The UK is the seventh richest country in the world yet under David Cameron’s leadership, we are facing a cost of living crisis and growing epidemic of hidden hunger, with some people increasingly unable to meet their family’s basic needs.

“These shocking figures show the number of people receiving food parcels from the Trussell Trust almost trebling in a year. This incompetent Tory-led Government needs to wake up to the human cost of their failed economic policies and change course now.”

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