More than 8,550 people have sought help from food banks in Kent in nine months of this year alone.
Green Party MEP for the South East, Keith Mr Taylor, is calling for the Government to act and stop ignoring the issue.
In his report 'Hungry Christmas' it reveals that food bank use in his constituency is up over 60 per cent this year and that thousands of families will face relying on emergency food handouts this Christmas, which he describes as a 'national disgrace'.
Mr Taylor said: "The Government must release their report on food banks as soon as possible. It’s clear that we have a desperate situation in this country that needs addressing yet the Government seem to want to avoid changing direction."
There are now six food banks in Kent - two of which are still being developed in Folkestone and Swanley.
A parliamentary debate will be held on food banks on Thursday.
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Source: Trussell Trust