And yet we choose to support other countries while our own struggles to feed itself.

ALMOST 1.2 million emergency foodbank supplies were given out to hungry families over the past year with the government’s changes to benefits largely blamed for the record-high figures.

Britain’s biggest foodbank charity the Trussell Trust said yesterday it provided 1,182,954 three-day food supplies to people in crisis in the year to March — 70,000 more compared with the previous 12 months.

Almost 440,000 of the supplies went to children, the charity said


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