During PMQs today I asked the Prime Minister how he can stomach the record level of food bank usage under his watch.
Startling figures released by The Trussell Trust this morning show that 760,000 people used a Trussell Trust food bank for the first time in the last year, more people than the population of Bristol and Bath combined. In total they gave out nearly 3 million meals, 1 million of them going to children.
Sunak championing existing Government measures in his response, but the numbers speak for themselves. Trussell Trust say the need for food banks has more than doubled over the past five years. With Sunak joining the Treasury in 2019, firstly as Chief Secretary and then as Chancellor, this happened on his watch.
As I said in my question all these families want is to be able to put food on the table – to feed their children – without going to food banks. Is this really too much to ask?
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