Brent food bank welcomes parliamentary debate today on poverty

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A Brent food bank welcomes the upcoming parliamentary debate today on poverty in light of the growing amount of low-income families turning to them for help at Christmas.

In the past three months, more than 1,000 people have accessed Sufra Food Bank, which is located at Carlton Kitchen in South Kilburn.

The bank have give out more than 20 tonnes of donated food aid, in addition to toiletries, clothing and children’s toys to cash-strapped residents.

Warsame Nur, chairman of Sufra NW London, said: “Whilst we welcome any public debate on food poverty, politicians must recognise that there are no easy answers to food poverty in light of the current welfare agenda.

“Food Banks are unlikely to disappear in the coming years, and the debate needs to focus on how they can operate as part of mainstream welfare provision.”

“As well as providing food aid to the vulnerable, the charity is set to launch welfare surgeries, medical screening programmes, healthy eating clubs and a food market in the New Year.”

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