Foodbanks

Benefit cuts force record 2.1 million households to rely on food banks

27/04/2022

The reduction in Universal Credits payments and the cost of living crisis have forced millions of people to rely on food bank parcels, Trussell Trust warns.

New map reveals rates of hunger at local authority level

22/07/2021

Rates of hunger are 150% higher than the national average in one out of every six local authorities, academics have warned.

Around 700,000 households forced to use food banks

13/05/2021

A study into the extent of hunger in the UK has revealed that nearly three-quarters of a million households were supported by a food bank in 2019/20 alone.

Charity gives out record 2.5 million emergency food parcels

22/04/2021

Food bank networks have called for local authority support schemes to be prioritised as a record?2.5 million emergency food parcels are given out by just one charity over the lockdown.

Charity warns of soaring food bank use if UC uplift ends

04/02/2021

One in five people on Universal Credit are 'very likely' to use a food bank if the £20 weekly uplift is removed, new research has found.

Unpaid carers ‘pushed’ into using food banks

17/06/2020

Unpaid carers are twice as likely as the general public to have relied on a food bank during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to charity.

Food banks report busiest month ever

03/06/2020

Charities have called for councils to be given funding to help support families after food banks reported their busiest month ever.

Food banks report record level of need

01/05/2020

Food banks have warned they have seen record levels of need as the coronavirus pandemic causes more financial hardship for vulnerable families.

Charity warns of ‘Christmas childhood crisis’

06/12/2019

Three children in every primary class face Christmas without warmth or fresh food, a children’s charity has warned.

Food bank use ‘shoots up’ by a quarter in one year

14/11/2019

The number of people using food banks has shot up by nearly a quarter in the last year, according to one of the main providers.

Benefit problems ‘widespread’ among food bank users

05/11/2019

Problems with the welfare system affected two-thirds of people at food banks over the last year, a charity has revealed.

Universal Credit drives food bank use, charity says

19/09/2019

A report from the main provider of food banks has warned that the roll out of Universal Credit has been a major factor behind the increase in food bank use.

Millions of children go hungry over summer holidays, Labour say

22/08/2019

Government funding on holiday hunger supported less than 4% of all children who are currently eligible for free school meals, the Labour Party have said.

Charity calls for help feeding children during the holidays

16/07/2019

The Trussell Trust is urging people to donate food to their local food bank to help support families with children during the summer holidays.

Housing association calls for an end to the 5-week wait for UC payments

26/06/2019

Housing association called for an end to the 5-week wait for Universal Credit payments after survey revealed two fifths of claimants forced to use food banks.

Universal Credit ‘key driver’ behind increase in foodbank use

25/04/2019

The number of food parcels given out across the UK has gone up 73% in five years, according to a major charity.

Universal Credit driving welfare claimants to foodbanks, charity says

05/10/2018

The next stage in the change to Universal Credit could lead to a big increase in the use of foodbanks, anti-poverty campaigners have warned.

Foodbanks not ‘long-term’ solution to holiday hunger, charity says

03/08/2018

Anti-poverty campaigners have warned that foodbanks are not a ‘long-term’ solution to hunger as data reveals the summer holidays force parents to turn to charity to feed children.

Council-run crisis support ‘failing’ people in need

25/05/2018

Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively, new research reveals.

Rollout of Universal Credit increasing demand on food banks

24/04/2018

The rollout of Universal Credit is increasing the use of food banks by an average of 52%, new research has revealed today.

Foodbanks call for ‘extra donations’ this Christmas to deal with demand

29/11/2017

Foodbanks are calling on people to ramp up their donations in December when demand for emergency supplies is expected to rise dramatically.

Thousands of primary school children helped by food banks

25/07/2017

Half the children helped by food banks are of primary school age, according to a leading charity.

Study reveals hundreds more food banks than previously recorded

30/05/2017

New research reveals there are hundreds more food banks operating in the UK than was previously believed.

Rollout of Universal Credit doubling foodbank referrals, warns charity

25/04/2017

The number of people being forced to use foodbanks has risen over the past year due to the Government’s welfare reforms, a new report has found.

Telephone hotline would help foodbanks support people in a crisis says charity

08/11/2016

A telephone ‘hotline’ connecting foodbanks and local jobcentres should be launched to help those needing emergency food parcels, the Trussell Trust has said.

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