Number of people using food banks 'triple' in a year

A food bank charity is calling for an inquiry into the explosion of the number of people relying them, as they found demand for their services "tripled" in the space of a year.

"Over 350,000 people" have approached the Trussell Trust for a three day food package, the charity's executive chairman told Daybreak.

"The numbers are rising fast. That is why we believe we need to grip the problem and understand what is behind it," said Chris Mould.

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Foodbank use inquiry call

David Cameron is under pressure to launch an inquiry into why people are using foodbanks. More than 350,000 three-day food package were handed out by the Trussell Trust between April and September - three times as many as the same period last year.