The hunger crisis in Stoke-on-Trent

Churches in Stoke-on-Trent are opening a food bank after discovering that the city has the third highest child poverty rate in the West Midlands.

Ron Willoughby, pastor of Wesley Hall Methodist Church, who are helping to run the food bank said

Living below the poverty line isn’t about not having the latest gadgets or Nintendo DS. It’s about going to bed cold and hungry and waking up cold and hungry. And we want to do something to stop children having to live like that in Stoke-on-Trent.

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