Half of children helped by foodbanks over summer holiday months are primary school students

New data published by anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust today reveals that last summer 47% of children who received support from foodbanks in its network were 5-11 years old.

The figures also show that 4,412 more three day emergency food supplies were given to children in July and August 2016 than in the previous two months.

67,506 three day emergency food supplies were provided for children by The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network in July and August 2016 compared to 63,094 in May and June 2016.

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