What would have helped you avoid using one?: "Depends on my state of mind, I’ll always make sure the kids have what they need no matter what, anything I don’t have is not an issue. Food bank is always a very last result. I’ll usually ask family for the odd few slices of bread or a sandwich filling to see us through until I can get food. Unfortunately our bills aren’t always covered as if we do not have food then there will be no one around to pay them so food always comes first. Anything we get behind on bill wise I make arrangements for smaller instalments. Not an ideal way to live but I do what I can as an unhappy household would be the icing on the cake right now and mentally the happy times indoors is what I’m clinging so desperately to to get through each day"