Mid Year Stats

More than 500,000 three day emergency food parcels have been distributed to people in crisis in the first half of 2016/17 – over 188,500 to children.

Between April and September 2016, Trussell Trust foodbanks across the UK distributed 519,342 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis compared to 506,369 during the same period last year. 188,584 of these went to children.

Trussell Trust CEO, David McAuley says: “As the number of emergency food parcels provided to people by foodbanks rises once again, it’s clear that more can be done to get people back on their feet faster.”

Read the official press release here
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Number of three-day emergency food supplies given by Trussell Trust foodbanks

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Other Stats

foodbank

429

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

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.