Food banks: 'I have stolen to eat'
16 October 2013 Last updated at 19:04 BST
The number of people relying on food banks to survive has tripled over the last year, according to new figures.
Kelly Taylor, 31, - who has been using a food bank in Manchester for nine years - said she has no money left for food after paying her bills.
She told the BBC's Ed Thomas that she has been forced to steal to eat in the past.