File - In this picture taken on November 13, 2012, a volunteer sorts through donations of food at the Hammersmith and Fulham food bank run by the Trussell Trust in London. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER
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Clutching a bag of pasta, canned pears and beef, David Kirk leaves a food bank in one of Britain's poorest corners – his sixth visit in past weeks.The first question thrown at Prime Minister David Cameron in a prime-time television grilling Thursday was about how many food banks had sprung up during his five years in power.Camborne's food bank opened in 2009 after the global financial crisis.Britain has at least 850 food banks and more and more are opening every year, according to a parliamentary inquiry into hunger in the country released last year.Over the 2013-2014 tax year, the Trussell Trust, which runs around 400 food banks, served meals to 913,000 people, compared to 61,500 in 2010-2011 .Inglis-Jones said food banks were cropping up around the country, including in London.
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