'Half a million' rely on UK food banks

Amid increasing numbers relying on service, charities demand politicians look into impact of cuts to welfare system.

    More than half a million people in the UK are relying on food banks to save themselves from going hungry, according to anti-poverty campaigners.

    The number comes despite Britain being one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

    Charities like Oxfam are demanding that politicians investigate the impact of cuts to the welfare system.

    Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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