Pri­mary chil­dren re­ceiv­ing food aid

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

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.

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