“We’re not panicking, we’re not desperate, but we’re running real lean.”
Some places are seeing double their normal amount of clientele.
The food writer and campaigner rose to fame in 2012 after her blog on food poverty went viral. She tells us about ‘Tin Can Cook,’ the canned food recipe book she wishes she’d had as a food bank user.
According to The Trussell Trust, this is the fifth year in a row that food bank usage has risen, and the biggest annual increase in five years.
“I can't adequately describe how soul-destroying it just to fall and fall and know that there is no chance that you're going to get out of it.”
Trump's commerce secretary also said that workers calling in sick need to just suck it up, because they will eventually get paid.
“Your party's policies have caused the need for food banks in the first place.”
For those on low incomes or in unstable employment, buying a mountain of food for the Christmas break in one December shop simply isn’t an option.
The Queens Road Baptist Church food bank in Coventry hands out up to 1,800 emergency food supplies in the weeks before Christmas.
The Tory government’s attempt to simplify the benefits system is actually pretty complicated.