Thousands of families relying on Foodbank

Braintree and Witham Times: Foodbank volunteers at Christ Church, Braintree Foodbank volunteers at Christ Church, Braintree

A third of the people given emergency food in Braintree district are children.

More than 5,000 people have been helped by the district’s emergency Foodbank service since it opened two years ago - about three per cent of the area’s population.

Of that number, 3,300 people were fed in the last year alone.

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