Food Security

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Anna McMorrin Anna McMorrin Shadow Minister (International Development)

Between April and September last year, the Trussell Trust reported a 23% rise in the number of food parcels provided across the UK. As of April this year, the figure has doubled. Given the World Bank’s recent warning of a covid-19 worldwide food price spike, as well as the alarming rise in unemployment we have seen today, what steps is the Secretary of State taking to alleviate the shameful growth in food poverty?