Food Bank charities fear having to cut support amid increasing need
From Civil Society News:
Food bank charities in England, Scotland and Wales have reported increasing need for their services this year and have said they will have to reduce the support they provide if demand rises further.
An Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) survey of its members found that nine-tenths of charities had seen an increase in need for their help from January to March 2023. One in seven respondents said they had needed to reduce the size of parcels they offered to beneficiaries this year as a result of the increasing need.
Two-thirds said that they would need to reduce the level of support they provide if demand continued to increase, with a quarter saying they may have to turn people away.