Trussell Trust

Jacob Rees-Mogg says rise in food bank use is ‘rather uplifting’

Multi-millionare Tory MP says development shows UK to be a ‘charitable’ nation as the state “can’t do everything” ‘   ‘ Conservative leadership favourite Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the growing use of food banks in the UK is “rather uplifting”. The Tory MP insisted that rather than demonstrating the scale of poverty in the country, the development showed what a “good compassionate country we are.” […]

Angry protesters chase Scotland’s only Tory MP out of town after he turned up to open a Food Bank.

ANGRY protestors chased Scotland’s only Conservative MP out of town after he turned up to open a food bank. Protestors shouted “Shame on you” and screamed at Scottish Secretary David Mundell after he sneaked out the back door of the Trussell Trust-operated facility in the Dumfries and Galloway town.  David Mundell food bank visit ‘ They surrounded the white Ford […]

Number of Glaswegians using Trussell food banks increases by 500%

New figures reveal a massive rise in the number of people in Glasgow turning to food banks for help over the last 12 months. The most recent data from Glasgow’s four Trussell Trust food banks showed that over the past 12 months, an alarming 14,781 people were referred – compared to only 2564 during the […]

Over 15,000 children in Scotland forced to depend on food banks to survive, new figures reveal

FIGURES released by the Trussell Trust show the number of people using their food banks in Scotland has increased by 124 per cent since last year… Getty Images More kids need food banks MORE than 15,000 children in Scotland have to depend on food banks to survive, figures have revealed. And charity bosses warn that […]