Number of people using foodbanks rockets by 94% as Christmas approaches

Number of people using foodbanks rockets by 94% as Christmas approaches
 

There has been a huge increase in the number of people using foodbanks in a single London borough following the introduction of Universal Credit.
The number of people using the facility in Hammersmith and Fulham has jumped by 94 per cent.
The jump has led the Trussell Trust to warn government that foodbanks could struggle to meet demand this Christmas unless urgent action is taken to improve situation.
The charity also said the average foodbank demand in Universal Credit areas has climbed to 30 per cent.
Manager at Hammersmith and Fulham foodbank, Daphine Aikens told HuffPost UK: ‘It has... read more

 
7 November 2017 in Hot News, Views: 36
Source: Metro
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