Steep rise in food bank usage

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Steep rise in food bank usage

Record numbers of people are continuing to use food banks across the Connect FM area and the rest of the UK.

New figures show more than 1.1 million units of emergency supplies were given out by the charity The Trussell Trust in the last year.

In the East Midlands that figure was approaching 50,000.

In the East that figre was more than 102,000.

The figures break down as follows:

East Midlands

Adults: 30,442

Children: 18,525

Total: 48,967

East

Adults:  63,684

Chilcren 39,189

Total 102,873

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