'140 councils subsidise food banks'

Press Association
File photo dated 20/12/11 of workers at a Food Bank. More than a third of all councils in England and Wales are subsidising food banks - setting aside almost ?3 million in recent years, an investigation has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 3, 2014. The local authorities have set aside ?2.9 million of public money over the last couple of years to combat food poverty, according to BBC Panorama. While the Government says that food banks are not part of the welfare system, the programme asked all 375 councils in England and Wales about food banks and 323 responded, and of those, 140 said they were providing funding. See PA story POLITICS Foodbanks. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire
File photo dated 20/12/11 of workers at a Food Bank. More than a third of all councils in England and Wales are subsidising food banks - setting aside almost ?3 million in recent years, an investigation has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 3, 2014. The local authorities have set aside ?2.9 million of public money over the last couple of years to combat food poverty, according to BBC Panorama. While the Government says that food banks are not part of the welfare system, the programme asked all 375 councils in England and Wales about food banks and 323 responded, and of those, 140 said they were providing funding. See PA story POLITICS Foodbanks. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%More than a third of all councils in England and Wales are subsidising food banks - setting aside almost £3 million in recent years, an investigation has found.

The local authorities have set aside £2.9 million of public money over the last couple of years to combat food poverty, according to BBC Panorama.