Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 7435 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Oldham Foodbank, compared to 5867 in the previous year. Of this number, 2547 went to children.
The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported a UK-wide increase foodbank use, believes the the main reason for local increase is due to people struggling with issues with Universal Credit in the area and insecure work.
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