The North East has had its biggest ever increase in people depending on food banks. The number of people using them has gone from less than 1,000 to more than 10,000 in just a year.
The amount of distribution sites has gone up by almost half, as The Trussell Trust's statistics show the need for emergency food is rocketing.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region
A look ahead at the last weekend of the meteorological Summer.
William Hague, Sir Alan Beith and Anne McIntosh all appear in the Dissolution Honours list for 2015.