Researchers found the number of food banks run by the Trussell Trust mushroomed from 57 in 2010 to 424 today. Photo: AFP

In the UK, hunger has emerged as an important election issue

  • One in 50 UK households used a food bank in 2018-19, while at least 3 million food parcels were given out
  • If elected, the Labour Party has pledged to phase out food banks in three years
Topic |   Britain

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Researchers found the number of food banks run by the Trussell Trust mushroomed from 57 in 2010 to 424 today. Photo: AFP
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