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Foodbank use forecast to rise this winter

By September 14, 2020National News

New research by the Trussell Trust, carried out with Heriot Watt University, estimates 846,000 parcels will need to be provided by our network to people in crisis during October to December 2020 – a 61% increase on last year. And an additional 670,000 people will be destitute by the end of the year, meaning they cannot afford essentials like housing, energy, and food.

Many of the measures the UK Government has taken will have protected large numbers of people from being swept into financial hardship and destitution. New findings set out in this report indicate that removing the current temporary increase in the Universal Credit standard allowance rate could increase use of food banks in the Trussell Trust network by almost 10%

For more information go to the Trussell Trust

You can read headlines from the report as an online pdf here

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