UK food banks used by record number, says Trussell Trust

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A record number of people received emergency food from UK food banks in the last six months, a charity says.

The Trussell Trust said its food bank network had fed almost 110,000 people since April, compared with a total of 128,697 in the whole of 2011-12.

Jess McCarnun and her family have had a couple of emergency food parcels from the Trussell Trust as they struggle to make ends meet.

She and her husband make sure that their four children eat first, and then pick on the leftovers, she told BBC News. They have both lost weight and been ill as a result.

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