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The Ever Growing Foodbank Crisis

by | 16th, October 2013


IT’S certainly true that we’re seeing more people turning up at foodbanks hoping to get some free food. And yes, we do indeed agree that most people would be somewhat embarrassed at doing so: this isn’t just people clocking on to the idea that they can get something for free.

However, there are two reasons why we might think that it’s not quite as bad as some are telling us it is. The first being that the network of food banks has been expanding quite rapidly in recent years. One of the networks of them has, just as an example, doubled in the past couple of years. Sure, we could say that this is just an expression of the increased need. But that wouldn’t be the whole story: there’s also the simple fact that more people having a food bank near where they are will increase the number of people using a food bank.

But it’s the second reason

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