Yearly results from foodbank charity The Trussel Trust - which has inspired nearly 200 operations across the country - show a massive rise in demand for their help.
The trust first started its food bank in Salisbury in 2000. Last year 60,000 people were fed by the network throughout Britain. This year, it says, the figure exceeds 100,000.
"Salisbury is always regarded as a well heeled, genteel city," the charity says in a statement. "The reality is very different.
"Last year 3,906 people were fed by the food bank in that part of Wiltshire alone."
The food is donated by the public. Volunteers sort and distribute it while social workers, teachers and police are given vouchers to hand out to those in need.
The voucher holders are then given up to three deliveries. Long term aid is not the aim, the charity says, as it does not want those it helps to become reliant on food parcels.
The charity says that the number of adults and children it has fed nationwide has doubled from 61,468 in 2010-11 to 128,697 in the 2011-12 financial year.
For many foodbank clients, the rising cost of food and fuel combined with static incomes, high unemployment and changes to benefits have forced them into a crisis where they say they cannot afford to eat.
The single biggest reason that people were referred to foodbanks was benefit delay (29%), followed by low income (19%).
Here's Kerry Swain's report on Foodbanks: