Forty-three Christian leaders, including 27 Anglican bishops, have signed a letter urging David Cameron to ensure people get enough to eat.These people are clearly big fans of the magic money tree theory of socialist thinking where they seem to be under the impression that the government can just magic up money and make sure that it gets to their favoured cause. They seem to forget that someone has to pay for this and that person is the taxpayer who are often enough struggling to make ends meet themselves without getting their rent/mortgage paid for by the state as well as health benefits. Perhaps the church ought to take a good look at their founder and copy his words to his disciples and actually get out there and heal the sick and feed the poor rather than sitting on their multi-million pound empire and telling the rest of us we have to pay for someone else's food?
They argue that "cutbacks and failures" in the benefits system are forcing thousands of people to use food banks.
The End Hunger Fast campaign called the situation "truly shocking". It wants a national day of fasting on 4 April.
But the government said it wanted to help people "stand on their own two feet" by cutting welfare dependency.
The letter comes after Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, warned last weekend that welfare reform was leaving people in "destitution" and labelled it a "disgrace".
Perhaps if they lived their lives in that manner it might actually be worth listening to what they say if they tell us there's a problem?