Our latest annual report, Poverty Hunger and Social Insecurity, is published today.
Foodbank use in Wandsworth Borough continued to rise in 2017-18, with more local people referred to Wandsworth Foodbank than in any previous year. We provided 5218 three-day emergency food supplies to local people in crisis during 2017-18. This is an increase of 11% on the previous year.
For the fifth year running, benefit problems such as delay, change and sanction were the most common causes of foodbank referral (41% of referrals). This was followed by low income from work or benefits (27%), debt (9%) and No Recourse to Public Funds (5%).