Record Food Bank Usage Is A ‘National Scandal’


Food bank usage has hit record levels – with 1.1 million emergency parcels given out by a leading charity in the last year.The Trussell Trust handed over 1,109,309 three-day parcels during 2015-16 – up 2% on the previous year.
More than 415,000 of the parcels went to children.
Estimates suggest more than 500,000 people used one of the trust’s 424 food banks.
The trust said a million emergency food supplies a year must not become the “new normal”.