Food bank use at record levels

FOOD bank use remains at record levels, with more than 1.1 million units of emergency supplies given out by a leading charity in the last year, figures have revealed.

Foodbank demand has remained at record levels in the past year. Picture: Getty
Foodbank demand has remained at record levels in the past year. Picture: Getty

The Trussell Trust said there was a 2 per cent increase in three-day supplies provided to people from its network of 424 food banks in the 2015/16 financial year.

More than 415,000 went to children, while on average people were referred to food banks twice in the past year.