Food bank charities have condemned the “scandal” of poverty in the UK after disturbing new figures revealed that hundreds of Brits died from malnutrition or hunger last year.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) indicate that 391 people died from malnutrition or hunger last year, a 27 percent increase compared with nine years earlier.
Hospitals saw 746 admissions for malnutrition in 2015, an average of two per day, according to official government figures.
Health minister Nicola Blackwood confirmed the number in a written answer in Parliament. (Source)