This is the heartbreaking moment Mike from New Cross called LBC radio to describe how he has had to live off a tin of spaghetti a day a day and is forced to root through supermarket bins to survive.
Speaking to LBC radio Mike says: “I live in a tiny room, and what you get covers just what you need, and you have to go to food banks, and sometimes I’m living off a tin of spaghetti a day, or a tin of beans, and there are people out there who really are struggling, and it’s not fun.
“For these people to sit there to say oh go and get a job – I’m out there every day, looking and searching, and you know you’re trying to do it on your own, but you can’t, and it gets harder and harder.
“You’re just trying to get by. Some days I can’t eat. I don’t eat.”
He added: “I’ve found myself looking in bins. Hanging round the back of supermarkets taking stuff that they’ve thrown away.
“I don’t have a telly, I have a tiny little radio – and to buy batteries for that is an extravagance for me.”
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