'Fivefold rise' in foodbanks use

The number of people getting emergency supplies from foodbanks has risen by more than five times since 2010, according to campaigners.

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Fivefold increase in people turning to foodbanks

There has been a big jump in the number of people relying on emergency supplies from Trussell Trust foodbanks, with a fivefold increase since the coalition Government came to power.

The Trussell Trust charity says the volume of people needing help is a "wake-up call" Credit: Press Association

The Trussell Trust charity says in the last financial year 346,992 people received three days' worth of emergency food. That compares to 61,468 in 2010/11.

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