LONDON — Theresa May's government has been accused of "turning a blind-eye" to soaring food bank usage in the UK after a freedom of information request revealed it does not collect data on how many people are using them.
The Scottish National Party branded the Conservative government "cruel and callous" after it learnt that the Department for Work and Pensions has not been collecting data on how many Brits have been using food banks.
"This is shameful from the DWP – the fact that they are simply turning a blind-eye to food bank use is very hard to take," the SNP MSP Clare Adamson said in a statement.
"But groups such as the Trussell Trust do collect data on food bank use, and the numbers are heart-breaking – with well over 1 million people relying on emergency food parcels last year, and even more this year."
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