A new report from Oxfam, the Child Poverty Action Group and the Trussell Trust finds their is an income crisis and is calling on the government to make small, slight changes in order to improve the situation.
It found people only use food banks when they have no income, which the report attributes to welfare payments which have been stopped or are delayed.
London Live also heard from a lady who uses a foodbank. She describes "feeling like the lowest of the low" when she visits.
Amy explains a stigma remains attached to food banks and many who use them are incredibly embarrassed. She reports hearing about people who've spent hours waiting outside, working up the courage to come in, because they are ashamed of having to ask for help.
The Department for Work and Pensions dismissed the report as using "self-selecting" data which does not prove anything.