Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis his written to the Prime Minister to tell him about the alarming number of people using food banks in Barnsley.
Mr Jarvis visited the Gateway Church food bank last Thursday and said it was clear from talking to those running the food bank that the need for charitable support will become greater and greater as people's circumstances become increasingly desperate.
In the letter Mr Jarvis said the efforts of Pastor Mark Reasbeck and volunteers were inspiring and the care and compassion they showed for disadvantaged people was deeply moving.
But he said the increasing number of people using food banks was a cause for deep concern and that no individual should have to rely on charity to feed themselves and their families.
Full story in this week's Chronicle.