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Still too poor to buy food

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 29 Jul 2016 @ 12:04

FOODBANKS are “here to stay”, an Oxford researcher warned last week, as a two-year study that has explored the factors driving people to seek emergency food supplies was published.

The report Still Hungry contains statistical analysis of data from West Cheshire foodbank, gathered from 5808 referrals between May 2014 and April 2016. Problems people were having with benefits — delays, changes, sanctions — accounted for two-thirds of the referrals. Low income accounted for ...

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