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Surge in foodbank use

45,500 people have relied on foodbanks just in the last six months, more than 15,000 of them were children Photo: ITV News West Country

Figures show that more than 45,000 people in the South West have used foodbanks in the last six months alone.

For Donna, with three children under ten, the Plymouth foodbank is literally a lifeline Credit: ITV News West Country

The Trussell Trust, a foodbank charity, says the figures nationally have increased by 170% in the last year.

The foodbank is also handing out special Christmas treats and presents for the children too

The issue's being debated in the House of Commons today.

Jacquie Bird reports from Plymouth.