Poverty, Hunger & Social [In]security

24th May 2018

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%).

Read the full report here, or do join us on Monday 4th June at 7pm if you missed today’s launch.

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