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Community Poverty in Stoke

Foodbank usage in Stoke-on-Trent has increased by 46% since Universal Credit was introduced.

Ruth Smeeth, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove, cited the statistics which she says show the Government’s new Universal Credit system has led to a sharp rise in the demand at foodbanks in the city.

Health Food at the Leek and District Foodbank

Foodbanks across Staffordshire are preparing for increased demand during the winter months.

Statistics revealed to Staffslive by Leek and District Foodbank show that the amount of food distributed increased by 58% in December last year.


Shoppers in Longton and Hanley have donated nearly three tonnes of food in 32 hours to two of the city’s foodbanks.

The event, dubbed ‘Food Drive’, encouraged people to donate items from their shopping baskets to two of the charity’s depots.