UN warns that rise in UK foodbanks could be a human rights abuse

A top United Nations official has warned that the explosion of British people relying on foodbanks could represent a human rights abuse.

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What is a foodbank voucher?

Trussell Trust foodbanks have handed out food parcels to over 240,000 people in the UK since April 2012. The organisation hands out emergency food parcels to people in extreme need with food donated by shoppers, businesses and local volunteers. Rachel Bayne talked to Liza Cucco, head of the Hackney foodbank about how the vouchers work.

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