Cost-of-living crisis: Food banks are so normalised that children see them like supermarkets, says researcher

Posted: 5th August 2022

The Feeding Britain charity said it was ‘utterly appalling’ that food banks were becoming so normalised in the lives of some children.

Using food banks has become so normalised that children view visiting them in the same way as doing the weekly supermarket shop, a leading researcher has said.

While it is positive that children do not feel any stigma around receiving help from food banks, anti-hunger campaigners are warning against their normalisation because they do not solve the root causes of poverty.

They are calling on the new Prime Minister to counter the “hunger trap” that children are increasingly falling into amid the cost-of-living crisis.

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