Winter is the toughest time for people living in food poverty.
Statistics released by the Trussell Trust found food bank use increased by 13% from 2017 to 2018 and those in the capital were no different.
Jon Taylor, branch manager for the Brixton food bank, said their numbers continue to increase, partly as a result of the introduction of Universal Credit:
Mr Taylor feels that the benefits system has played its part in the level of need they’re dealing with:
The Norwood and Brixton food bank is always grateful for readers’ donations of either food or time.