An utter disgrace that even though we are the seventh richest country in the world we face an epidemic of hidden hunger - Mary Creagh

27 April 2012

Mary CreaghMary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to new figures from The Trussell Trust showing that demand at food banks doubled last year, said:

"The Tory-led Government are out of touch with families and pensioners feeling the squeeze from higher food bills and struggling to make ends meet. It is an utter disgrace that even though we are the seventh richest country in the world we face an epidemic of hidden hunger, particularly in children.

"Research by ASDA this week shows that families are £10 a week worse off compared to last year. David Cameron says ‘we’re all in this together’ yet his Budget leaves families £511 a year worse off, while cutting taxes for millionaires.  Britain’s families deserve better than this."