Rise in need for emergency food

Trussell Trust foodbanks have seen the biggest ever rise in numbers given emergency food in the South since the charity began in 2000.

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43 tonnes of food given out in Eastbourne alone

  • 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

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