Record 1.6m food bank parcels given to people in past year as the Trussell Trust calls for end to Universal Credit five week wait

 25 April 2019

Number of food parcels given out across UK soars 73% in five years*

New data released today shows April 2018 to March 2019 to be the busiest year for food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network since the charity opened. During the past year, 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies were given to people in crisis in the UK; More than half a million of these (577,618) went to children. This is an 18.8% increase on the previous year.

 

Source:

The Trussell Trust