Nearly a quarter more emergency food parcels are given out in Dunfermline

Figures from then Trussel Trust show from April 2018 to March 2019 there's been a 22% increase in people needing help.

The Dunfermline Foodbank's experienced an increase in the number of people coming to them for help. 

From April last year to March this year they've given out 6,317 three-day emergency food parcels, out of this number 2,299 went to children. 

However, these figures are not unique to Dunfermline with the Trussel Trust reporting and increase in foodbank use across the UK. 

John Thompson, food bank Administrator at Dunfermline Foodbank said: “No one in the West Fife area should need a food bank’s help and we want to see an end to local people needing emergency food at all.

"It doesn’t have to be this way - our benefits system is supposed to protect us all from being swept into poverty.

"Universal Credit should be part of the solution but currently the five week wait is leaving many without enough money to cover the basics.

"This isn’t right. Until we reach a future where food banks are no longer needed, we’ll continue to provide vital support when it matters most.

"We’re dedicated to ensuring that people in our community without enough money for food are able to access emergency support.

"Our vital work in the community has only been possible in the last year because of the incredible generosity shown by local people in donating food, time and funds. Thank you."

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