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Letter: Food poverty exists in the UK
5:06pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in Readers' letters
Britain is once again going to send £120million to be spent on developing drought-resistant crops to feed the world’s hungry.
Does David Cameron not realise that in his own country there are many people who are in food poverty? These are not free loaders, they have fallen on hard times and have to turn to organisations like the Trussell Trust which is run by volunteers and gives out free food parcels to people in need.
The people receiving these parcels are nominated by social services to be able to get them. No-one can just walk in off the streets.
I believe there is some sort of food parcel organisation opening in Blackburn. I thought the days of the soup kitchens were over with.
The PM needs to get his own house in order before he sends money to other countries. I am disgusted.
H Hamer, Blackburn.