Almost half of people referred to foodbanks at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter

1 December 2016

New data from charity’s Fuel Bank scheme suggests families on pre-payment meters face cold and hunger this winter

  • Foodbanks face busiest winter as new data suggests half of all people needing support from foodbanks are on pre-pay meters
  • Schemes like Fuel Banks getting immediate help to people in crisis
  • However, survey of 410+ foodbanks suggests help for people in fuel poverty is a postcode lottery

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