A record total of more than 913,000 people received three days' emergency food in the last year, according to a new report from the Trussell Trust.
The Trust's chairman Chris Mould described the statistic as "shocking in 21st century Britain".
That 900,000 people have received three days' food from a food bank - close to triple the numbers helped last year - is shocking in 21st-century Britain.
But, perhaps most worrying of all, this figure is just the tip of the iceberg of UK food poverty. It doesn't include those helped by other emergency food providers, those living in towns where there is no food bank, people who are too ashamed to seek help or the large number of people who are only just coping by eating less and buying cheap food.
Head of the charity which runs most of UK's foodbanks says there needs to be a plan to help low income families share in economic recovery.
News the Trussell Trust is feeding three times more people than it did last year has thrust it once again onto the political centre stage.