Sara is a single parent to two teenage daughters. After her 16 hours of cleaning work were cut to five, she needed to use the local food bank. She says, “It’s like living on a tightrope for me and I know I’m not on my own. I’d like to be able to look after my own kids and have food in the cupboards, but there are times, like now, when you just can’t do it. You feel like people are looking at you wondering, ‘Why isn’t she coping?’ It can make you feel so ashamed.”