Almost 15,000 food parcels handed out

The foodbank charity, the Trussell Trust, says it has seen a dramatic increase in demand in the past six months.

The trust says it handed out almost 15,000 emergency food parcels – to people in need in Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire – in the past year.

Nationally – more than a million parcels were given out from October to the end of March this year.

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