Record numbers turn to foodbanks

Record numbers of people are turning to foodbanks in the South West, according to the Trussell Trust.

Record numbers of people turning to foodbanks

Record numbers of people are turning to foodbanks in our region according to the Trussell Trust.

More than a 100,000 emergency food parcels were given out in the region last year but that figure is just the 'tip of the iceberg' of UK food poverty warns the charity's Chairman.

Katie Rowlett reports:

Shocking rise in foodbank use

Record numbers of people in the region are relying on foodbanks to feed their families Credit: PA

Record numbers of people are turning to foodbanks in the South West according to the Trussell Trust.

More than 100,000 food parcels were given out in the region last year, which is a 70% increase on the year before. The charity warns that figure is just the 'tip of the iceberg'.

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