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Half a million people using food banks in UK as food poverty grows

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 31 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3578
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Around half a million people are facing poor health as a result of food poverty and are seeking help from food banks around the United Kingdom, a report claims.

The report from charities Oxfam and Church Action Poverty, published on 30 May, claims that the numbers of people thought to be in need of food aid to help them eat—in the form of food parcels and food banks—have …

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