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With hundreds of thousands of people across the country now getting free handouts of food, reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates the dramatic rise in the number of food banks.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are now getting free handouts of food. So what's really behind the dramatic rise in the number of food banks and the claims of hunger in Britain? Reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates whether it's the economic squeeze, benefit changes or, as the government has suggested, it's simply a case of people taking advantage of free food on offer.

First shown: 3 Mar 2014
Available for 1 month Duration 30 mins