'Fivefold rise' in foodbanks use

The number of people getting emergency supplies from foodbanks has risen by more than five times since 2010, according to campaigners.

Fivefold increase in people turning to foodbanks

There has been a big jump in the number of people relying on emergency supplies from Trussell Trust foodbanks, with a fivefold increase since the coalition Government came to power.

The Trussell Trust charity says the volume of people needing help is a "wake-up call" Credit: PA

The Trussell Trust charity says in the last financial year 346,992 people received three days' worth of emergency food. That compares to 61,468 in 2010/11.