Shocking surge in food bank use by working poor exposes real human cost of austerity Britain under Tory rule : Daily Record.

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The Trussell Trust has raised the alarm over referrals for families in jobs who are on low incomes.

Food bank use has rocketed as a result of cruel Tory policies
Food bank use has rocketed as a result of cruel Tory policies (Photo: Getty)

Food banks in Scotland gave out enough emergency food this year to feed the entire population of Dundee for three days.

A report has shown that the use of Scots food banks has risen by nine per cent – an all time high.

The network of 52 food banks run by the Trussell Trust provided 145,865 emergency food packages to people in crisis – including 47,955 for children.

Low income has become the single biggest reason for a referral to a Scottish food bank and this includes the working poor.

The percentage of people referred due to low income increased, as a proportion of the overall figure, from 21 to 25 per cent in 2015-16.

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