As the financial year has come to a close, we review our figures for 2018/19 and see how usage of our foodbank has changed compared to the previous year.
12% increase in clients versus last year
In April 2017 – March 2018, 5080 clients visited the Foodbank which rose to 5688 visitors during April 2018 -March 2019.
More single people apply than any other group
In 2017 to 2018 the highest group of people applying were single people (63.6%), followed by single parents (14.2%). and couples (9.6%) This year single people made up 62.5%, single parents 13.61% and couples 9.59%
Low pay now the main reason for accessing the foodbank
In April 2018 – March 2019, 43% of clients were turning to the foodbank because of low income, compared to 28% in the previous calendar year. By contrast, the number of clients coming in due to benefit delays or changes has fallen from 44% in 2017 – 2018 to 40% this year.
You can see how Islington Foodbank’s figures compared to the Trussell Trust’s figures for the whole country on the Trussell Trust website.