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The Cost of Christmas for Millions Facing Poverty

Chris Mould | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Mould

Last week Vickie and Mathew, a working couple, were helped by the foodbank. Their finances were stretched to breaking point after they had been made redundant from well-paid jobs and were forced to take low-paid ones instead. They've sold everything that they can and Vickie had gone without food for four days before she was referred to the foodbank by a children's centre. She told us that they can't afford any Christmas presents for their two young children, so she's been hiding some of their toys to give them something to unwrap on Christmas day.

Food Handouts Rise In Britain As Economy Bites

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

Britain has seen a sharp rise in the number of people receiving food handouts, according to a charity. FareShare, which redistributes...