A Burntwood councillor has said the need for food banks is “a disgrace”.
Labour’s Sue Woodward was visiting the Cannock and District Food Bank to see first-hand the challenges volunteers and users of the facility are facing.
And the county councillor said the visit had a real impact on her.
“It is a disgrace that emergency food supplies like this are needed in this country in the 21st century,” she explained.
“Some of the stories we heard were just heart-breaking, but it is also heart-warming that so many local people donate so generously to help those in need.
“The main reasons for this emergency need comes from benefit changes and delays, homelessness and people fleeing domestic violence.
“Contrary to recent press reports, we were told that fraudulent claims for emergency food are minimal and are followed up immediately.”