Dear Justice Mail Friends
Food poverty is growing out of control in the UK. Half a million people are dependent on emergency food aid. And the single biggest cause of this hunger is the unfair benefits system.
People turn to food banks because they cannot get crisis loans, because benefits are delayed, and because benefit sanctions have left them with nothing to live on. The sanctions regime has gone too far, and is leading to mass destitution. Benefit cuts and the introduction of Universal Credit are likely to make the situation worse.
Church Action on Poverty and Oxfam are calling for an inquiry into the links between benefit sanctions and food poverty. Use the link below to send an urgent message to your MP, asking them to call for the House of Commons Select Committee for Work and Pensions to launch an inquiry.
Mike Cross All Saints Kings Heath