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Demand for emergency food parcels is expected to spike over the festive period and continue into the New Year and beyond.
Flaws in the welfare system are leaving children and their families hungry and at risk of starvation, a Cornish foodbank has warned.
Demand for food parcels expected to rise by up to 53% in December 2016.
MPs are being urged to donate to the ‘Hope not Hunger’ pop-up food bank when it arrives at Parliament on Wednesday.
Number of families living in food poverty set to reach a record high in 2016.
New research provides valuable and unequivocal evidence on the causes of food poverty and who uses foodbanks.
Trussell Trust gave out enough emergency food to feed more than 1.1 million people last year.
Delays in processing benefit payments are leaving tens of thousands of vulnerable people in hardship and dependent on the generosity of food banks.
PCS union reveals that the value of jobseeker's allowance payments sanctioned in the year to September 2014 was £355 million.
10,489 people visited one of the Trussell Trust’s 48 food banks in Scotland in December, a 13% increase on the 9,263 people the previous year
MPs hear that the sanctions regime has changed to create a punitive culture of fear – especially amongst the disabled
Food banks are expecting a rise in demand over Christmas and will be open on Christmas Day.
3,600 Scottish benefit claimants with dependent children were hit by benefit sanctions between 1 June 2012 and 31 May 2013.
Conservative councillor Dawn Barnett called for tighter restrictions on food banks after claiming the system is being abused by benefit claimants who are "not in need".
The Scottish Government has announced that it is to allocate £518,000 to tackling the growing food poverty crisis in Scotland.
Conservative Party Minister David Mundell MP admitted there is a link between Westminster welfare cuts and the increase in food bank use across Scotland.