More people than ever in the United Kingdom are suffering from food poverty, with even working families turning to charities for help, aid agencies say.

In a damning statistic issued in December 2019, fact-checker FullFact said there were more food banks in the UK than outlets of the fast-food chain McDonald’s.

“It is true that there are now more food banks in the UK than there are McDonald’s,” Liam Evans of food aid provider turn2us told DW. He says there are at least 2,000 food banks and around 1,300 McDonald’s branches across the UK.

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