How have the April cuts affected foodbanks?

Charlotte Rettie unpicks the data and discovers that the welfare reforms have already spawned 20 new foodbanks.

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Have foodbanks taken up government reins?

Lambeth council made the national headlines in August after it proposed to provide funding for Brixtons food bank yet claimed it was “holding its nose” as it didn’t believe the scheme is a solution to the boroughs poverty. Elizabeth Mayton, head of Brixton food bank, is also worried that getting involved in formal crisis welfare provision could be “something that completely swamps food banks.”

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