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Kerry Swain reports and speaks to food bank user Jess McCarnun and Molly Hodson from The Trussell Trust.
You can find out about food banks near you from The Trussell Trust.
The Trussell Trust has seen a 32% increase in the number of foodbanks launched in the South East since April 2012, but has seen a 68% increase in numbers of people given emergency food.
Christian charity The Trussell Trust is launching three new foodbanks every week to help meet demand and has launched 345 UK foodbanks in partnership with churches and communities to date.
- 44,951 people received a minimum of three days emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in the South East in 2012-13, compared to 26,680 in 2011-12
- Of those helped in 2012-13, 16,850 (37.4 percent) were children
- Eastbourne foodbank alone fed 6,257 people, giving out over 43 tonnes of food
Trussell Trust foodbanks have seen the biggest rise in numbers given emergency food nationwide since the charity began in 2000.
Over 44,000 people in the South East have received at least three days emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks during the last 12 months, almost double the number of people helped in 2011-12.