Thousands in East Yorkshire forced to use food banks

Published: Thursday 19th November 2015 by KCFM

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More than 6,000 people in East Yorkshire received help from the region’s food banks between April and September, according to Trussell Trust.

A three per cent rise in food bank use was recorded nationwide during the six-month period.

More than 60,000 people in Yorkshire and Humberside were provided with three days’ worth of emergency food during the 2014-15 financial year.

Adrian Curtis, the charity’s food bank network director, revealed most people are forced to use food banks due to low income or delays or changes to benefit payments.

He said: “Around 22 per cent of our clients are referred to us because low income, those are families whose household income just isn’t enough to get them through.

“We believe this is a real wake-up call for us as a nation and we really need to begin to understand the challenges that many low income families face when they have to choose between paying bills and putting food on the table.”

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Published: Thursday 19th November 2015 by KCFM

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