Debate on food banks in Wales

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The Labour MP for Cardiff West, Kevin Brennan, led a Westminster Hall debate on 12 February 2013 on food banks in Wales.

There are believed to be at least 23 food banks in operation across Wales.

To be eligible for a parcel, a person or family has to considered in need by a charity or agency and given a voucher, which they present to the food bank.

The Trussell Trust, which runs some food banks, says nearly one in four of the families it assists have some money coming in, but not enough.

Office of National Statistics figures from 2009/10 to 2010/11 say average household income in Wales were 12% lower than the country as a whole.

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