Over the past few years, the number of people in the UK in need of three-day emergency food supplies has steadily increased - from 913,136 supplies given by Trussell Trust
foodbanks in 2013/14 to 1,332,952 in 2017/18. We've taken a closer look at the figures and calculated the number of supplies given per 100,000 population last year by country/region. Although the North West of England received the most in absolute terms (197,182), proportionally Wales was most reliant on the emergency help, with 3,159 per 100,000 people. The most common reasons people use a foodbank in the UK are low income
, delays in receiving benefits and changes to benefits.