London food banks weather tough winter

Winter is the toughest time for people living in food poverty.

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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.

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