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  • London, UK: Boy, 14, rushed to hospital after ‘collapsing with hunger’ in food bank queue

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    https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/26/londo...ueue-16350415/
    Boy, 14, rushed to hospital after ‘collapsing with hunger’ in food bank queue

    Sam Corbishley Saturday 26 Mar 2022 8:37 pm

    A 14-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after ‘fainting from hunger’ while queuing at a London food bank, the charity’s owner has said.

    The youngster, who hasn’t been identified, was said to have told staff at Earlsfield Foodbank in southwest London that he ‘hadn’t eaten for a while’ and his ‘cupboards at home were empty’.

    Writing about the incident on Twitter, the food bank’s owner said: ‘Today at the foodbank an ambulance was called, as a 14-year-old fainted and hit his head.

    ‘He hadn’t eaten for a while. The cupboards at home were empty.

    The levels of hardship and suffering we’re seeing are extreme, every week it gets worse and worse.

    Food banks and charities have been reporting surges in cries for help amid the deepening cost of living crisis.
    ...

    The food bank owner went on: ‘Stark choices – eating vs heating, cutting every other meal – have already been made this winter.

    ‘We’ve already seen children sleeping in coats, people coming to us literally starving, with very little support available.

    ‘There is no road left to run. No safety net or cushion available. And after yesterday’s spring statement, it will only get much worse.


    ‘We are desperately worried about what comes next. Those who have the least are already suffering the most. How can we tolerate this?’...
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