More than 100,000 three-day emergency food supplies were distributed by food banks in Wales in the last year, according to figures released by a charity.
The Trussell Trust, which run a network of food banks across Wales, handed out a total of 113,373 emergency applies between April 2018 and March this year. Of that number, over 40,000 supplies were given to children.
Cardiff saw the biggest number of referrals made at 13,248 in the last year while referrals in the Rhondda Cynon Taff increased by over 40%.
The charity's Chief Executive, Emma Revie, said the need for anyone to use a food bank was ''unacceptable.''
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) denied that claimants of Universal Credit wait for their first payment.