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Food bank says demand has doubled

A food bank in Sleaford says the demand for their service has doubled in the last year. The Sleaford New Life Community Larder delivered food to 700 last year, but 1,300 in 2013. They say the increase in demand has come alongside a decrease in donations.

Plus the rise in the cost of living has meant many people they deliver to are still in employment. Calendar talked to Rob Munro from the Larder.

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Charity calls for inquiry after food bank use triples

Food bank use has tripled in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Credit: ITV

A charity has called for a public inquiry after the number of people using food banks tripled in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in the last year. The Trussell Trust says many of those in need are working but can't afford to feed their families.

The Trust's food banks in Yorkshire and Humberside gave three days of emergency food to 11,310 people (7,952 adults and 3,358 children) from April to September. That's over triple the number of people in the same period last year.

The Trust's food banks in Yorkshire and Humberside gave three days of emergency food to 11,310 people (7,952 adults and 3,358 children) from April to September. That's over triple the number of people in the same period last year.

Chris Mould, Executive Chairman of The Trussell Trust said: 'We said in April that the increasing numbers of people turning to food banks should be a wake-up call to the nation, but there has been no policy response and the situation is getting worse.

"The level of food poverty in the UK is not acceptable. The time has come for an official and in depth inquiry into the causes of food poverty."

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