A food bank worker says, “Edith hadn’t eaten for several days and neither had her school-age children. When I say ‘she’ came to us, in fact it was her friend, because Edith was too embarrassed and ashamed to get help. Her partner of many years had suddenly been admitted to rehab for alcoholism and, being the sole breadwinner, the family’s income simply dried up. They live in rental accommodation so their tenancy was immediately at risk. Edith and her children would have continued to go without food had it not been for the food bank. While benefits have come through now, it’s very little compared to the income that was formerly received, and it continues to be difficult to make ends meet.”

Source: http://figr.es/s349