The economic crisis led to a sharp increase in the number of so-called prodovolstvennnyh banks in the UK. Food banks — are charitable organizations that are engaged in the distribution of food to the needy. For assistance in special centers recently began to turn more and more people. The number of those who can not support themselves in the UK over the past year has doubled.
"We are opening a new" soup kitchens "in the UK every 3 days. This, in my opinion, demonstrates the scale of what is happening. Perhaps we are seeing only the tip of the iceberg. " Every 3 days opens new, so to speak, "branch" is the largest food bank in Britain Trussell Trust. The number of inhabitants of the country living below the poverty line is about 13 million. The cost of food in the UK for the last 5 years has grown by 32%. "Before Christmas, prices are rising, and it is often difficult to deal with it."
"The first time I came here, I felt somehow uncomfortable. I do about these centers is not known. I even cried. But the people I met friendly and reassured. " Since last year, a sharp rise in food banks handling of young people who need help.
Meanwhile, the British finance minister, in the struggle with the budget deficit, later on Wednesday plans to announce a new reduction of social benefits.