MP vows to get answers on food shortage crisis in district

Food bank.
Food bank.
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The MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris has vowed to visit Morecambe Bay Foodbank to get answers on the food shortage crisis in the district.

Mr Morris, responding to an article in The Visitor revealing the full extent of food poverty in the area, questioned figures which showed 2,822 people needed emergency food parcels from the Green Street Food bank last year, 996 of them children.

“I want to go to the Foodbank to find out why people are using it because in my constituency I want to know exactly what’s going on and what we can do about it,” he said. “I am very grateful that we have foodbanks and I want to get to the bottom of this.”

In last week’s Visitor, the Morecambe Citizens Advice Bureau told how the situation has become so bad, they have been giving out food parcels to the needy from their offices.