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Food banks in our UK-wide network gave 1.5 million food parcels to people facing hardship between April and September 2023 – an increase of 16% compared to 2022

10th February 2024

More than half a million emergency parcels were distributed for children – an 11% increase compared to the previous year.

In the last six months April to Sept 2023, 320,000 people have had to turn to food banks in the Trussell Trust network for the first time.

And sixty-five percent of all the parcels provided in that time were for families with children.

Low incomes – especially from social security, debt, health conditions and issues with social security payments such as delays or sanctions – were the main reasons people were left with no option but to turn to a food bank for help.

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