An estimated three million UK households may use food banks

Over the coming 12 weeks

Adam Saville
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An estimated three million UK households may use food banks

Survey shows demand for working age benefits and financial support skyrocketing due to COVID-19

As many as three million UK households anticipate that they may need to call upon Britain's 2,000 food banks over the coming 12 weeks as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, a survey by Cicero/AMO has revealed. The survey of 552 UK adults over 18 also found that around six million people expect to claim for working age benefits - a huge increase on the pre-coronavirus claim count of 1.3 million. The research also revealed that 6.5 million people in the UK expect to ask parents and other family...

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