ABC Selfstore in Wandsworth have held several collections for the Wandsworth Foodbank which have been a huge success. Wandsworth Foodbank provides emergency food and support to people in crisis across the Wandsworth Borough.
Over 104,000 people helped by Trussell Trust foodbanks in London during last year Over 1,000,000 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks nationwide in 2014-15, compared to 900,000 in 2013-14.
Faculty of Public Health supports Trussell Trust's call to listen to the experiences of people in crisis in order to reduce poverty and hunger in the UK.
3250 people received three days’ emergency food from Wandsworth foodbank in 2014-15, compared to 2461 in 2013-14'.
The latest figures published by the Trussell Trust nationally show that over 1,000,000 people have received at least three days’ emergency food from the charity’s foodbanks in the last twelve months, more than in any previous year. The data indicates that despite signs of economic recovery, the numbers of people turning to foodbanks continues to grow.
Trussell Trust statistics are collected using an online data collection system into which foodbanks enter the data from each foodbank voucher. The system records the number of adults and children given three days' emergency food. Trussell Trust figures have always been reported in this way. We cannot measure unique users on a national scale, but recent detailed evidence collected from a range of foodbanks indicates that on average 49 percent of foodbank users only needed one foodbank voucher in a year, and that only 15 percent needed help more than three times in a year.
On average, people needed two foodbank vouchers in a year. Trussell Trust data collection seeks to comply with ONS guidance. The Trussell Trust receives technical advice from a former senior government statistician.
The Trussell trust publishes figures on use of their foodbanks annually and half yearly, as part of a regular publication scheme.