Foodbank figures in Wales remain at record high

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The number of people needing help from foodbanks in Wales remains at a record high, according to the latest figures published by the Trussell Trust.

Last year 85,656 three-day emergency food packs were handed out across Wales, a large majority of which went to children.

That number is down slightly from the previous year, but those in the know say this must not become the norm.

Cardiff had the highest rate of people receiving help with more than 12,000 people turning to their local foodbank last year.

Find out how your area ranked below.

For the first time, The Trussell Trust has worked with data scientists and business experts to analyse what leads to foodbank use.

Their data revealed that in Wales, changes and delays to benefits were the biggest causes, accounting for 43% of referrals.

Foodbanks across the UK rely on donations from the public Credit: PA

Number of emergency three-day food supplies handed out 2015-16:

  • Cardiff - 12,078

  • Carmarthenshire - 6,315

  • Flintshire - 5,766

  • Caerphilly County Borough - 5,601

  • Bridgend County Borough - 5,366

  • Rhondda Cynon Taff - 5,345

  • Torfaen County Borough - 5,266

  • Swansea - 4,795

  • Wrexham - 4,743

  • Neath Port Talbot - 4,088

  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough - 3,781

  • Blaenau Gwent - 3,578

  • Vale of Glamorgan - 3,200

  • Monmouthshire - 2,916

  • Gwynedd - 2,463

  • Newport County Borough - 2,416

  • Powys - 2,004

  • Ceredigion - 1,326

  • Pembrokeshire - 1,302

  • Anglesey - 1,256

  • Conwy - 918