Foodbank use hits 900,000 and that’s ‘the tip of the iceberg’

From The Trussell Trust:

Latest foodbank figures top 900,000: life has got worse not betterfor the poorest in 2013/14, and this is just vthe tip of the iceberg.

913,138 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2013-14 compared to 346,992 in 2012-13

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Over 900,000 adults and children have received three days’ emergency food and support from Trussell Trust foodbanks in the last 12 months, a shocking 163 percent rise on numbers helped in the previous financial year. Despite signs of economic recovery, the poorest have seen incomes squeezed even more than last year reports The Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest foodbank network. More people are being referred to Trussell Trust foodbanks than ever before.

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