Mid Year Stats

Between 1st April and 30th September 2017, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network distributed 586,907 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis compared to 519,342 during the same period last year, 208,956 of these went to children.

The charity is concerned the situation will worsen in the months leading to Christmas when demand for food traditionally spikes, and when the number of foodbanks in areas of full Universal Credit service will triple. New analysis of Trussell Trust foodbanks in areas of full Universal Credit rollout shows that foodbanks in areas of full rollout for six months or more have seen a 30% average increase six months after rollout compared to a year before. Comparative analysis of foodbanks not in full Universal Credit rollout areas showed an average increase of 12%.

Read the official press release here

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

Primary Reasons for Referral to Trussell Trust foodbanks

Number of 3 day emergency food supplies given by Trussell Trust foodbanks in Apr-Sept 2017 - Regional Breakdown

Other Stats

428

foodbanks operate within the Trussell Trust Network

11,175

tonnes of food donated by the public in 2016/2017 to Trussell Trust foodbanks

48,041

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

40,000

people volunteered with a Trussell Trust foodbank in 2016/2017

428

foodbanks operate within the Trussell Trust Network

11,175

tonnes of food donated by the public in 2016/2017 to Trussell Trust foodbanks

48,041

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

40,000

people volunteered with a Trussell Trust foodbank in 2016/2017

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.