Lorna’s oldest son, Shaun, has an impairment and attends a residential school during the week. Although Lorna works as many hours as she can fit around school hours, she is struggling to put food on the table. She relies on Housing Benefit and Tax Credits to top up her very low income, but still has repeatedly needed help from a food bank. With benefit rises capped at just one per cent, increased food, fuel, and utility costs have hit her hard. Lorna’s first food bank referral came from her younger son’s school, who were concerned that she had held him back from school for two days because she couldn’t afford a packed lunch for him, and was ashamed to send him to school without. As a dinner lady, not being able to feed her son during his school day was too much to bear.

Source: http://figr.es/s149