An ITV News survey shows the strain being felt by the UK's independent food banks.
Many thousands may be much closer to using food banks than first thought, an ITV News investigation finds.
With people still struggling to afford basic food, a new food bank is to be launched today which will serve people in Gedling.
A new food bank in the Midlands has opened in Nottinghamshire.
The centre at a church in Gedling will give away food to families referred by local authorities or health services.
They have already collected three tonnes of food.
The number of people being referred to a Lincolnshire food bank has risen by around 30% since April.
Phil Brewster reports.
Lynette Oyaide, pregnancy outreach co-ordinator at Gateway Family Services, speaks to ITV News about rising need for the pregnancy food bank.