More 'destitute families' appealing for food aid
New figures have shown that there has been a sharp rise in the number of people asking for food handouts as rising prices and falling incomes start to bite those of us who are on the breadline.
Fareshare, the charity that redirects food trade surpluses to those in need have said that they are handing out grub to 35,000 people per day, up from 29,000 last year. Additionally, Fareshare say that one in three charities that it supplies are facing impending funding cuts.
They pass on food that has been donated to organisations like homeless hostels, women’s refuges, day centres and after-school clubs, but say that they are receiving more requests for help from ‘destitute families’.
Fareshare chief executive Lindsay Boswell has said: “We're asking anyone who works in the food industry in any capacity to look at what is happening to their surplus food and to ask themselves a simple question: 'Could this food stop someone going hungry?”