People are going hungry.
The State of Hunger 2019 report was compiled by Heriot-Watt University academics for the Trussell Trust
The study finds that welfare changes have driven rising poverty and food bank use.
Key findings of report:
🔴 One in 50 UK households used a food bank in 2018-19, the study estimated, while at least 3m food parcels were given out
🔴 For nearly nine out of 10 food bank users, state benefits were a main source of income, and low or interrupted benefit payments were the main trigger of food bank demand.
🔴 For every 100 failed personal independence payment assessments in a year associated with the distribution of an extra 93 food parcels.
🌹 Labour will scrap universal credit
🌹 Labour will end capability for work assessment tests
🌹 Labour will scrap the two-child limit
🌹 Labour will stop sanctions
🌹 Labour will drop the benefit cap
🌹 Will end the needs for foodbanks
🌹 Will legislate for a Right to Food in a Fair Food Act: https://labour.org.uk/press/right-food-labour-will-halve-food-bank-usage-within-year/
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