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Bradford Foodbank Sees 23% Rise In Demand

Of 4,747 food parcels handed out last year, 1,573 of them went to children.

4,747 emergency food parcels were given to people in Bradford last year by Bradford Central Foodbank, new figures reveal.

It's for the period April 2018 to March 2019 and the figure is a 23% increase on the year before.

1,573 of them went to children.

Nationally, data from the Trussell Trust shows in the past 12 months nearly 1.6 million three-day emergency food supplies were given to people in crisis in the UK, and over half a million of these (577,618) went to children.

Josie Barlow, Bradford Central Foodbank manager, said: "We're dedicated to giving people who've been swept into poverty emergency food aid so they can feed their families.

"We give everyone who comes to our foodbank a warm meal, an emergency food parcel and a listening ear as we signpost them to other organisations who can help.

"Our vital work has only been possible in the last year because of the incredible generosity shown by local people, companies, churches and mosques donating food, time and funds."

For more details on the work of the Trussell Trust click here.

To find out more about the Bradford Central Foodbank click here.

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