Thousands of people helped by food banks

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The shocking number of people who are forced to seek help from Derbyshire’s food banks has been revealed.

Over the last year 6,117 residents – including nearly 2,100 children – were handed three days of emergency produce from the county’s food banks, according to the Trussell Trust.

The charity says the rising cost of living combined with low incomes, high unemployment and benefit changes are causing more people to turn to foodbanks for help.

 

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