Fears of food crisis in Northamptonshire spread

The Trussell Trusts Towcester branch has seen an increase in people using its services.

The Trussell Trusts Towcester branch has seen an increase in people using its services.

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The number of villagers requiring emergency stocks from a Northamptonshire food bank has soared according to a co-ordinator who fears food poverty is no longer just an urban issue.

Barbara Parfitt, of the Trussell Trust’s Towcester branch, based at the Youth Coffee House in Bransons Lane, says there has been a marked increase in people living in affluent parts of the county who have turned to the service during the past year.

Across the East Midlands the trust has seen a 251 per cent rise in people using its services, which require recipients to first obtain a food ‘voucher’ following an assessment by one of a number of agencies.

 

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