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UK foodbank use continues to rise

15th June 2017

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UK foodbank use continues to rise as new report highlights growing impact of Universal Credit rollout on foodbanks.

  • Over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in past year – 436,000 to children
  • New report on Universal Credit reveals adverse side effects on people claiming and foodbanks providing help
  • The Trussell Trust welcomes Damian Green’s willingness to work with frontline charities and calls for more flexibility and support to help people moving to Universal Credit

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