Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food.
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.
Foodbank Statistics – Regional Breakdown
1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015
1,084,604 three days emergency food supplies given to people in crisis
Regional breakdown for the financial year 2014/15
|Yorkshire & Humberside||38,989||21,197||60,186|
1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014
913,138 people in crisis across the UK were provided with three days’ emergency food
Regional breakdown for the financial year 2013/14
|Yorkshire & Humberside||25,167||12,236||37,403|
1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013
346,992 people in crisis across the UK were provided with three days’ emergency food
Regional breakdown for the financial year 2012/13
|Yorkshire & Humberside||7004||3376||10,380|
1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012
128,697 people in crisis across the UK were provided with three days’ emergency food
Regional breakdown for the financial year 2011/12
|Yorkshire & Humberside||1971||1040||3011|