More really good data on the rise and rise of Foodbank use under this government. Contrary to the assumptions of a few closed-minded people, only 4.25% of those needing help from Foodbanks are unemployed. The vast majority are working but struggling and left marooned in trouble by this government’s so-called ‘reforms’ – or ‘planned impoverishment’ to any sane person.
Following the Trussell Trust’s announcement last week that there has been a 170% rise in the number of people using foodbanks between 2012-13, thefoodbankers look at the data surrounding foodbanks and food poverty in the UK.
Number of Foodbank users
In 2005-6, 2,814 people visited foodbanks across the UK.
In seven years, this figure has risen to a staggering 350,000 people who have been forced to use a foodbank for vital food supplies.
Of course, it is important to note that since the Trussell Trust began, the number of foodbanks across the UK has steadily risen year upon year. The Trussell Trust currently has launched 345 foodbanks.
The charity estimates that three new foodbanks are currently opening every week, and that there would need to be 750-1,000 foodbanks to provide for people in crisis across the UK.
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