Post Tagged with: “poverty”

Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

By Abbey Maclure Leeds North and West Foodbank has found the demand for emergency food supplies has increased by 28.9% compared to the same period last year. The foodbank provided over 5,000 three-day emergency food supplies between April 1 and September 30, and of this number 2,000 supplies went to children. Volunteers at the foodbank believe that the increase is […]

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UPDATED: Health visitors prepare festive hampers to spread Christmas cheer to South Leeds

UPDATED: Health visitors prepare festive hampers to spread Christmas cheer to South Leeds

By Jack Goodman FAMILIES IN poverty in South Leeds are being offered a Christmas hamper to make the festive period more enjoyable.

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Foodbanks prepare for rise in demand at Christmas as record numbers ask for help

Foodbanks prepare for rise in demand at Christmas as record numbers ask for help

By Nadeen Meeran FOODBANKS are preparing themselves for their busiest month of the year as Christmas approaches – following record numbers of people using the service this year.

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Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

By Ailsa Rochester Families in Yorkshire & Humber are now £1,842 worse off a year, according to a recent survey on pay inequality. That breaks down to 32 weekly food shops or 25 full tanks of fuel in a Ford Focus. The survey coincides with the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight which kicks off today and aims to raise awareness of […]

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