‘The Foodbank: Britain’s Hidden Hunger’ to be aired across the UK

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‘The Foodbank: Britain’s Hidden Hunger’ to be aired in England, Wales & Northern Ireland, after being shown in Scotland on 28 September 2015

On Wednesday 7 October at 11.05pm, BBC One will present the Friel Kean Films documentary ‘The Foodbank: Britain’s Hidden Hunger’ in England, where six months were spent following the stories of some of the people who receive help from Scotland’s busiest foodbank in Dundee, part of The Trussell Trust foodbank network. The documentary will air in Wales and Northern Ireland at 00.05pm the following night.

Over one million people were given three days’ emergency food in Britain last year. Stories include Charlie who, after being a victim of a robbery, is left with no money to buy food, and single dad Billy, who after a long spell out of work is forced to get help from the foodbank to feed his four-year-old son Jack. Other stories included cover issues such as redundancy and sickness at work.

The documentary can also be viewed on BBC iPlayer, one hour after the official televised broadcast on each night, via this link: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06dsdqk

For anyone who wishes to talk to The Trussell Trust Media & External Affairs department, please call 0203 745 5982 or email emma.thorogood@trusselltrust.org

For anyone keen to talk to The Trussell Trust Scotland Network Team, please call 01382 250 063 or email scottish.assistant@trusselltrust.org