Shocking figures from the Trussell Trust show that in the last year in communities across St Helens North, 6822 three-day emergency food supplies had to be given to local people in crisis – with 2564 of these going to children.
Nationally, the Trussell Trust network distributed 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies to help people in crisis, a record rise of 18.8% on the previous year.
This reflects the increase in families living in poverty as a direct result of Tory austerity. They are damaging the country, our communities, and families.
We need a Labour government to ensure that no one in St Helens borough or across the country goes hungry.