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More Children Relying On Foodbanks In Cornwall

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:38am 9th June 2014

There is a warning a new generation of "breadline children" are being raised in Cornwall.

It is as the number of children relying on foodbanks in the southwest has rocketed almost eighty percent in a year.

In Liskeard and Looe alone two thirds of a tonne of supplies are being distributed every week.

105, 000 parcels were dished out here last year.

But a new report warns it could be just the tip of the iceberg.

Krishnah Poinasamy is from Oxfam, he said: "The bottom line is this is an absolute scandal, what kind of country are we living in, when the seventh richest country in the world and we are handing out twenty million meals a year because people aren't able to put food on their table.

"We already know that mothers are skipping meals, but it's beyond that now, there is no food, and people are having to turn to foodbanks.

"We are talking the rising cost of living, people working on low wages; it all combines to people not having enough money to put food on their table."

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