1369 food bank parcels provided to people across Keynsham and Saltford

25th July 2023

Between April 2022 and March 2023, 1369 emergency food parcels were provided to local people who couldn’t afford the essentials – 836 of these went to children

Keynsham Foodbank: clients fed during financial year 2022-23


The number of parcels is less than a 1% increase, however the parcels for children went up from 637 in 2021-22 to 836 this year.

Keynsham food bank believes that the continued increase in people needing support is due to people’s finances being hit by cost of living and insecure or low paid work.

The food bank is part of the Trussell Trust Network, which has seen close to 3 million emergency food parcels distributed by the network in a year – the most ever.

Food banks in the Trussell Trust network saw the highest ever levels of need, even more than during the peak of the pandemic, as more people found their incomes did not cover the cost of essentials like heating and food. Between April 2022 and March 2023, the number of people that used a food bank for the first time was 760,000.

December 2022 was the busiest month on record for food banks in the Trussell Trust network, with a food parcel being distributed every 8 seconds.

Find the press release for the national Trussell Trust figures here


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