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Today: Food banks - UK's dependency

December 8th, 2014

Episode 47 of 1273 episodes

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was more shocked by what he saw in a food bank in Britain than in a refugee camp in one of Africa's poorest countries filled with homeless children. He concedes that what was happening in Africa was more serious, but it's a startling observation. The Archbishop was writing ahead of a report being published today by a committee of MPs and bishops on the growing use of food banks in Britain. Michael Buchanan has been to one of them in Salisbury run by the Trussell Trust, its first in that city. ElizabethDowler Chairman of the Trussell Trust, andOxford Food Bank's RobinAitken speak to John Humphrys.