Britain’s Hidden Hunger Puts Spotlight On Budget Cuts
Bloomberg — When the British economy fell back into a recession at the end of last year, Ryan Hall, 24, lost his job, his home and the means to feed his family.
His employer, a retail company, first reduced his hours and then eliminated his job altogether. No longer able to pay the rent, he was forced to seek emergency shelter at the home of a friend. He relied on food charities to help feed his wife and four-year-old son.
“We had nowhere to go, no money, things were really, really hard,” said the resident of Bradford in northern England. “I was looking for jobs, but there was nothing out there. We were barely surviving.”