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2 Oct, 2011

Rise in people seeking food handouts – The Independent

Britain has seen a sharp rise in the number of people receiving food handouts, according to a charity. FareShare, which redistributes surplus food from major manufacturers and supermarkets to social care charities, said its donations now go to 35,000 people a day, an increase from 29,000 last year.

It follows the largest ever yearly rise in the number of charities asking for help from FareShare – from 600 to 700. Of the charities surveyed by the organisation, 42% reported an increase in demand for food in the past year.

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