Record number of people turned to foodbanks in the last year
A record number of people are turning to foodbanks in our region according to the Wiltshire based charity which runs the majority of them in the South.
The Trussell Trust says life has become worse for the poorest in the last 12 months.
The organisation say's there's been a 105% increase in those it has helped.
Over 91,000 people in the South East received three days worth of emergency food from the Trussell Trust in 2013-2014 compared to 44,951 in 2012-2013.
Food is one of our most expensive outgoings - so its no surprise that in these tough economic time Foodbanks are becoming a lifeline for many families.
Oxford Foodbank is now five years old - and today it was visited by the countess of Wessex who heard for herself just how important a service it provides. Our reporter Penny Silvester was also there.
Isle of Wight's foodbank appeal
The event sponsor Tesco's Community Director, Michael Kissman, says "We're delighted the Trolley Push was such a success.
"Our colleagues and customers enjoyed taking part in our national food collection in December, so it's been great to have had the opportunity to help raise important funds for food banks."