Foodbanks

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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