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People in the South West use foodbanks the most

45,000 people in our region use foodbanks according to the Trussell Trust charity, which runs food donation programmes across the south west. The situation is being debated in the House of Commons today, 18 December.

Thousands of people in the South West are having to resort to foodbanks to feed their families Credit: ITV News West Country

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More people in South West using foodbanks

The Trussell Trust says nearly 60,000 people have claimed emergency food from them in the last year. Credit: ITV News West Country

A foodbank charity says it's seen the biggest rise in people using the service since it was set up in 2000.

Nearly 60,000 people in the South West have claimed at least three days' emergency food from the Trussell Trust during the last twelve months.