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Trussell Trust raises alarm about shortage of donations

Calls have been made for the public to donate to their local food bank during the summer holidays owing to increasing demand from families who rely on free school meals during term time.

The Trussell Trust, an anti-poverty charity, said an increase in food bank use over the summer was driven by a rise in demand by children, as it released figures from its network of more than 420 food banks across the country.

While the number of adults seeking supplies from food banks during the summer months decreased in 2017, the number of children needing support shot up.

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The Guardian

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