Every day, people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from unexpectedly large bills on a low income, to static incomes and redundancy. As a result, the Trussell Trust, the biggest provider of food banks in Britain, has seen the number of people using its service soar from 40,898 in 2009/10 to 913,138 in 2013/14.

The report of the All-party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the United Kingdom, Feeding Britain, has recommended that to tackle food poverty and curb reliance on food banks, benefits should be delivered faster – within five working days.

In a special short documentary, IBTimes UK investigates the rise of food banks in recent years, and how the ever-rising cost of living has hit Britain's poorest households hard.