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Food banks use increases in Wales

2nd October 2012

Figures published by the Office of National Statistics have shown household incomes in Wales decreased by an average of £80 a month in a year.

The number of food banks in Wales increased and now total 23 across the country. Andy Leake, one of the founders of Flintshire Food Bank, said: "People come whose benefit has been stopped for assessment. When their family tax credit gets stopped suddenly they find themselves with no money in the bank. People who have lost their jobs sign on for jobseeker's allowance - a six week waiting gap. If you've got no family and no savings, what do you do? How do you feed your family?"

 

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Article Information

Title: Food banks use increases in Wales
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 22851
Date Added: 2nd Oct 2012

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