Quarter of people in East Midlands 'gone without food'

Around a quarter of people living in the East Midlands have skipped meals and gone without food to feed their family, a report has shown.

Quarter of people in the East Midlands have skipped meals, research finds Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Research carried out by foodbanks charity the Trussell Trust, food redistribution charity FareShare and Tesco comes as the three organisations prepare to hold the biggest ever food collection in the UK.

The National Food Collection will take place on 5 and 6 July.

Read: Hard-up families in the Midlands relying on food banks

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East Midlands 'food poverty'

Around a quarter of people living in the East Midlands have skipped meals and gone without food to feed their family, according to new research