Thursday, February 20, 2014

Forty-two Christian leaders, including 24 Anglican bishops, have signed a letter urging David Cameron to ensure everyone in the UK gets enough to eat.

They argue that "cutbacks and failures" in the benefits system are forcing thousands of people to use food banks.

The End Hunger Fast campaign called the situation "truly shocking". It wants a national day of fasting on 4 April.

But the government said it wanted to help people "stand on their own two feet" by cutting welfare dependency.

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