Trussell Trust foodbank use remains at record high with over one million three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in 2015/16.

1,109,309

The number of  three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis by Trussell Trust foodbanks in the financial year 2015-2016.

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Latest Trussell Trust figures show a 2% increase in foodbank use on the previous year with 1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis by our network of 424 foodbanks in 2015/16.

CEO, David McAuley says: “One million three-day food supplies given out by our foodbanks every year is one million too many. This must not become the new normal. We need to listen to the experiences of people facing hunger and poverty, and work to find solutions to this problem together.”

Number of three-day emergency food supplies given by Trussell Trust foodbanks

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Other Stats

foodbank

424

foodbanks operate within the Trussell Trust Network

food-donated

10,573

tonnes of food donated by the public in 2015/2016 to Trussell Trust foodbanks

professionals

39,201

frontline professionals such as doctors and social workers give foodbank vouchers to people in crisis

volunteers

40,000

people volunteered with a Trussell Trust foodbank in 2015/2016

foodbank

428

foodbanks operate within the Trussell Trust Network

food-donated

10,573

tonnes of food donated by the public in 2015/2016 to Trussell Trust foodbanks

professionals

39,201

frontline professionals such as doctors and social workers give foodbank vouchers to people in crisis

volunteers

40,000

people volunteered with a Trussell Trust foodbank in 2015/2016

Foodbank Statistics for previous Financial Years with Regional Breakdown

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

1,109,309

1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis

  • Adults
  • Children

Regional breakdown for the financial year 2015/16

REGION ADULTS CHILDREN TOTAL
Scotland 89,764 43,962 133,726
Wales 54,389 31,267 85,656
Northern Ireland 14,600 11,155 25,755
North East 46,383 29,953 76,336
North West 98,298 61,750 160,048
Yorkshire & Humberside 41,149 23,910 65,059
West Midlands 64,111 39,612 103,723
East Midlands 30,442 18,525 48,967
East 63,684 39,189 102,873
London 67,861 42,503 110,364
South West 63,186 36,400 99,586
South East 59,576 37,640 97,216
TOTAL 693,443 415,866 1,109,309

1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015

1,084,604

1,084,604 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis

  • Adults
  • Children

Regional breakdown for the financial year 2014/15

REGION ADULTS CHILDREN TOTAL
Scotland 81,575 36,114 117,689
Wales 55,739 30,136 85,875
Northern Ireland 9,854 7,571 17,425
North East 52,447 35,246 87,693
North West 97,850 59,398 157,248
Yorkshire & Humberside 38,989 21,197 60,186
West Midlands 64,433 39,867 104,300
East Midlands 27,126 16,055 43,181
East 64,972 35,936 100,908
London 64,756 40,043 104,799
South West 67,858 38,434 106,292
South East 62,008 37,000 99,008
TOTAL 687,607 396,997 1,084,604

1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014

913,138

913,138 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis

  • Adults
  • Children

Regional breakdown for the financial year 2013/14

REGION ADULTS CHILDREN TOTAL
Scotland 49,041 22,387 71,428
Wales 51,148 27,901 79,049
Northern Ireland 6473 5224 11,697
North East 36,273 22,873 59,146
North West 87,561 51,083 138,644
Yorkshire & Humberside 25,167 12,236 37,403
West Midlands 58,036 35,425 93,461
East Midlands 24,039 13,717 37,756
East 59,827 31,593 91,420
London 58,315 37,324 95,639
South West 68,958 36,563 105,521
South East 58,095 33,879 91,974
TOTAL 582,933 330,205 913,138

1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013

346,992

346,992 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis

  • Adults
  • Children

Regional breakdown for the financial year 2012/13

REGION ADULTS CHILDREN TOTAL
Scotland 9760 4572 14,332
Wales 23,294 12,625 35,919
Northern Ireland 1102 885 1987
North East 7058 3452 10,510
North West 25,672 15,341 41,013
Yorkshire & Humberside 7004 3376 10,380
West Midlands 24,997 16,399 41,396
East Midlands 6692 4050 10,742
East 23,137 11,029 34,166
London 24,415 17,649 42,064
South West 38,871 20,661 59,532
South East 28,101 16,850 44,951
TOTAL 220,103 126,889 346,992

1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012

128,697

128,697 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis

  • Adults
  • Children

Regional breakdown for the financial year 2011/12

REGION ADULTS CHILDREN TOTAL
Scotland 3865 1861 5726
Wales 9626 5070 14,696
Northern Ireland 118 136 254
North East 519 222 741
North West 4661 2792 7453
Yorkshire & Humberside 1971 1040 3011
West Midlands 8357 4591 12,948
East Midlands 615 375 990
East 8220 3906 12,126
London 6512 5354 11,866
South West 21,600 10,682 32,282
South East 16,615 9989 26,604
TOTAL 82,679 46,018 128,697

About our statistics

The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are not necessarily unique users.

For example, if a family of three was referred to a foodbank twice in one year, this would count as six people on the system, because someone received three days’ emergency food six times. However, if a family of three were only referred to a foodbank once, this would count as three.

On average, people need two foodbank vouchers in a year. Our figures have always been reported in this way.