Daphine Aikens (right), and some H&F Food Bank volunteers When you step off the tube in Shepherd’s Bush and walk towards the food bank at St Simon’s Church, an estate agent’s window is full of townhouses that start at £500,000. Directly opposite is the imposing Woodford Court estate, built in the 1970s to provide social housing. It’s London in a nutshell – a city of haves and have-nots. Since austerity hit, the amount of people in the UK suffering from food poverty has risen sharply.  The Trussell Trust, which supports the majority of food banks in the UK, says that in the year to March 2018, 1,332,952 three-day emergency food supplies were delivered across the UK, up 13% on last year. The food bank at St Simon’s is one of three centres that Hammersmith and Fulham Food Bank provide across the borough to those who are … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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