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Going to the Bank for Food, Not Money: The Growing Reality of Hunger in “Rich” Countries

In 2020 you should be watching for… more people going hungry and relying on aid to feed their families in the world’s wealthiest countries.  The United Kingdom offers a stark example, as Human Rights Watch has documented. Since cuts in public spending on welfare for the poorest families began in 2010, use of the country’s largest network of food banks—making up an estimated two-thirds of the country’s food aid distribution—has skyrocketed 50-fold, to 1.6 million three-day emergency packages handed out last year. Smaller independent food aid providers have gone from a handful countrywide a decade…

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