Primary children receiving food aid
Half of children receiving supplies from foodbanks are aged between five and 11, new research has revealed. The Trussell Trust, which runs more than 420 foodbanks, said its study showed how close to crisis many families are.
There were more than 67,500 three-day emergency food supplies given to children in July and August in 2016, 4,000 more than the previous year, it was found. Half went to five- to 11-year-olds, just over a quarter to under four-year-olds and a fifth to 12- to 16-year-olds.