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More Britons seek food aid as cost of living crisis deepens

Saeed Pourreza
Press TV, London

Doors at food banks across the UK are seeing more people come through now than ever before as food and energy costs rise.

A can of beans, a bag of noodles; food packaged up for people in crisis, not in the developing world, but in Northwest London.

This is just one of thousands of centers in the UK and all the food you see here is sorted and distributed by these volunteers to people who desperately need them. Without them, they will go hungry.

In the queue outside, Sarah, who asked her face not to be shown, told us she would go days without food so her three children could eat.

This independent charity provides aid to 800 food bank users. And with the UK’s economic downturn making the poor even poorer, they are warning more people will be knocking on their doors.

These bags offer only days of help, but that too could be under threat. Food banks are now at breaking point due to a tsunami of need driven by the cost-of-living crisis.

Charities estimate more than two million people in Britain now depend on food aid. For now, help is around, with those in need hoping the country's economic outlook improves. The question is how long will that take.

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