Campaigners are claiming parts of the region are in the grip of a hunger crisis as a new report lays bare a dramatic rise in people turning to food banks for emergency handouts.
More than 37,000 people in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire received three days emergency food over the last year - that's almost a three fold increase on the previous 12 months.
All this on the day, that new figures show an extra 3,000 people have lost their jobs in our region over the last three months. We have two reports, first this from James Webster.
More and more people are being forced to rely on food banks.
Food banks in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire reported a rise of 260% in the number of people they helped last year.
Some people who use one food bank in Hull have been telling us why they have struggled to make ends meet:
The number of people relying on food banks in the region has more than tripled in the last year.
Figures from the largest food bank provider - the Trussel Trust - show that more 37,000 people in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire received three days worth of food from a food bank, compared with just over 10,000 the previous year.
Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves says the reliance on food banks is shocking, as another opens in her constituency:
The leader of a food bank charity has warned if the economic situation does not improve, more and more people will suffer adverse health effects.
In Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, the number of people asking for three days' emergency food supplies from food banks has increased by 260 per cent in one year.
Three foodbanks opened in Yorkshire North Lincolnshire in the last year.
The number of people who used food banks in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire has risen dramatically.
In the last 12 months demand has increased by 260 per cent compared with the year before.
From April last year more than 37,000 people in the area region received three days' emergency food from food banks run by the Trussell Trust. The figure was 10,380 in 2012-13.
The charity's called for an increase in the minimum wage and a cap on energy prices for those on low incomes.
Food banks in Sheffield are busier than ever, with many dependent on their services to survive, according to a new report.
Sanctions on those claiming benefits and loss of jobs are being blamed.
Food bank workers say the most vulnerable in society are suffering most and have called for the an overhaul of the benefits system to ensure those most in need don't go hungry.
Staff at one food bank say they have noticed the increase.
Food donations are being sought for the Sleaford's New Life Community Larder which is expecting to provide over 9000 meals to the people of Sleaford and North Kesteven this year.
Sleaford's independent food bank was initiated by Rod & Annie Munro in 2008 with the support of local churches and schools. The Larder celebrates its 5th birthday today at 10.30am with a harvest festival service.
The charity said the dramatic increase in the use of its food banks was set to continue as poorer families struggled to cope financially in the wake of welfare reforms. Over 950 and adults and children have been supported so far locally equating to a 90% increase on last year.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has faced questions over the rise in demand for emergency food and food banks.
The question came as part of today's Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.
Asked whether David Cameron was concerned about the massive increase in people using foodbanks under his Government, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: