An emergency appeal has been launched to create 200 new food banks.
The Trussell Trust charity already operates more than 300 food banks but says the number of families struggling to put food on the table is growing.
Kerry Swain reports and speaks to food bank user Jess McCarnun and Molly Hodson from The Trussell Trust.
Details of food banks from The Trussell Trust.
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