"Parents will feed their kids but go without themselves", says foodbank manager.
Struggling parents are starving themselves for up to WEEK so they can afford to feed their children, a foodbank manager has claimed.
Manager Matt Dobson, from Bristol Foodbank, says some parents, many of whom are in full-time employment, are arriving at the charity showing symptoms of hunger and starvation such as dizzyness because they’ve hardly eaten for an entire week.
He also claims that some parents are so hungry when visiting the foodbank that they devour the contents of food parcels in front of others and before leaving the center.
Speaking to Bristol Live, Mr Dobson said: “Some go up to a week without food.
“Parents will feed their kids but go without themselves.
“Parents want to look after their families and they are not always able to and it is heartbreaking for them.
“When they come to us they are quite desperate.
“They feel ashamed they have to come to us.
“We want everyone to feel welcome. Anyone can fall into a crisis.
“We have people on hand to talk to them, homemade cake and we offer support.”'
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