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A FOODBANK in York has seen demand rocket by 120 per cent since before the Covid pandemic - with thousands of parcels handed to children.

The Trussell Trust's branch in York, which is located in Clifton Moor, told The Press that it distributed 8,846 emergency food parcels in 2023.

Five years ago, the figure was 4,026.

Speaking on the 120 per cent increase, Adam Raffell, foodbank manager for the York Foodbank, said: "Over the last year at York Foodbank we provided 5,151 emergency food parcels for adults and 3,695 for children and continue to see unsustainably high numbers of people referred to us each month.

 

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