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.
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