Food Prices and Food Poverty
Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day]
Madeleine Moon (Bridgend, Labour)
Bridgend food bank covers four of the 10 most deprived wards in Wales, so the service it provides is critical. In its recent report, it said that the people who applied for food there did so because of
“low income or ill health…repossession of their home…job loss or desertion by the…breadwinner, or”
“house fire or unexpected benefit cuts.”
People who go to food banks go for a variety of reasons, but is it not appalling that in 2012, when we are celebrating the Olympics and spending millions of pounds, people are still starving?