Rise in food bank users is shocking says Leeds West MP

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:

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Surge in food bank demand

The number of people who used food banks in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in the last 12 months has increased by 260 per cent from the year before.