rises in food and fuel bills could see even more people in crisis turn to food banks.
Food banks the only option for some East Midlands families says Trussell Trust
Those in need bring their voucher to a food bank centre, where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food.
and don't use the argument of it being Labour's fault this government have had two years to sort things out and all they've done is made it far worse, and increased the deficit. The sooner we can vote these idiots out the better.
It has become a sad world when people have to resort to food banks, when a "celebrity" can afford to spend million on a two week jaunt to space, perhaps Sarah Brightman could look at the results of this disgraceful governments policies, and distribute some of her obviously unwanted wealth where it would do some good, perhaps some of the overpaid footballers could also follow suit, because there is no chance that Camerons rich cronies give a damn about the "common plebs", to paraphrase a certain minister
Food packages consist of items such as UHT or powdered milk, soup, pasta, tinned meat and biscuits.
The majority of those who used food banks between April and September this year were aged 25 to 64, followed by 16 to 24 and over 65.
is looking bleak for thousands of UK families. The trust, which runs 17 food banks in the East and has a further 10 under development, operates a voucher system, whereby care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a food bank voucher.
Food bank volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or a free hot meal, and direct them to agencies equipped to solve their longer term problem.
trust, which has launched more than 260 food banks nationally, predicts it will feed 200,000 people between 2012 and 2013.
The 2,254 people in the East Midlands turning to food banks over the past six months compares to 2,402 in the North East; 13,947 in the West Midlands; 15,015 in London and 20,988 in the South West.
Trussell Trust Executive Chairman Chris Mould said: in, day out, food banks already meet UK parents who are going without food to feed their children, or are forced to consider stealing to stop their children going to bed hungry.
Most some 34,606 cited a delay in their benefits as the main reason for turning to a food bank. Some 18,451 cited low income, while 14,392 said benefit changes were the primary cause.
More than 90 per cent of Nike Lebron 11 Elite Review the food given out by food banks is donated by the public. Some 875.1 tonnes of food were donated between April and September, the trust figures show.
The figures, released to coincide with World Food Day, reveal nationally 109,294 adults and children in the UK received emergency food aid between Nike Zoom Air Pegasus 32
low income working families are living on a knife edge. This rise in food prices could be enough to tip them into poverty, especially as winter approaches and heating costs increase.
Data from the Trussell Trust, the country's largest organiser of food banks, shows 1,497 adults and 757 children in the region received emergency food between April and September.
April and September. This compares with a total of 128,697 in the whole of 2011 12.
I don't know how Dave and his friends in Whitehall can sit there going on about reducing the welfare bill by an additional British Gas cynically raises its prices just before winter sets in despite their huge profit last year etc etc things are going to get significantly worse with no realistic chance of things getting better anytime soon for the common man. It's the 21st Century, we are supposed to be a civilised society yet we force people to live on less and less because of greed and profiteering, throw the disabled onto the scrapheap and off benefits welcome to Conservative Britain Nike Lebron 11 Graffiti On Feet
Less than 5 per cent of food bank clients are homeless, the Trussell Trust says. are working families struggling to make ends meet, it says.
This compares to 26,000 fed nationwide in 2008 09; 41,000 in 2009 10; 61,468 in 2010 11 and 128,697 in 2011 12.
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