Twice a year we release stats about the number of emergency food supplies given to people in crisis by food banks in the Trussell Trust network.
The data that we gather from the frontline work of food banks (both the numbers of people receiving emergency food parcels and the reasons for visiting a food bank) helps us campaign for change to ensure everyone can afford their own food.
End of year stats
April 2019 – March 2020
Record 1.9m food bank parcels given to people in the past year as the Trussell Trust calls for governments at all levels to use their powers to make sure everyone can afford the essentials.
Mid year stats
April 2020 – September 2020
The Trussell Trust’s food bank network provided 1,239,399 emergency food parcels to people in crisis between April and September 2020.
“We didn’t know where our next meal was going to come from and we were really struggling.”
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