LETTER: The shame of our food banks

Food banks are still used throughout the country  yet millions of pounds are being spent on unnecessary projects says a reader
Food banks are still used throughout the country  yet millions of pounds are being spent on unnecessary projects says a reader

Tucked away on page 16 of last week’s Advertiser, there is an article by Gay Bolton from which I quote: “Over the past year, more than 21,500 Derbyshire residents- one in 36 - were fed by emergency food parcels.”

I wonder at what point such a state of affairs ceased to be headline news, and I also wonder if, we as a society feel the shame that we should that the use of food banks to alleviate hunger has become normal in one of the richest countries in the world.

Andy Tooze

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