Increase in food parcel demands

Around 35 food parcels are made up each month for homes in Jedburgh, Hawick and Galashiels.That compares with just 1 or 2 parcels being made up a month 2 years ago. Those numbers are expected to increase, as benefits are cut and the cost of living rises.Jen Logue is one of the people to benefit from the programme. She turned to the church in Jedburgh when she couldn't afford to feed her family and pay the bills.She told ITV Border

"It was really hard to be put in a position where you are used to providing, to having nothing. It was either can we get warm or do we eat? We had to make that decision and to go and ask. It made a phenomenal difference, because it meant we could eat and we didn't have to borrow money."

– Jen Logue

But the issue is not just in the Scottish Borders, demand across the UK has now reached such height it was even brought up in Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday.