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The Polis

Fight poverty,

not the poor

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There are currently over 2500 food banks in the United Kingdom. The majority of these are run by the Trussell Trust and the remainder by the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN). The first food bank in the UK was opened in Salisbury in 2000, in response to a mother who was struggling to afford food and faced sending her children to bed hungry.

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Gary Neal

Retired taxi driver, creative writer, experimental poet, computer enthusiast, web design and learning to program