Food Banks

20% increase in Hull Food Bank use this Christmas

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has encouraged those who can afford it to make a pre-Christmas donation to Hull's Food Banks to help local families in need.

The Labour MP's call comes as Hull Food Bank is expecting more than a 20% increase in the number of local people needing assistance from them in the month of Christmas this year, compared to December 2013.

Hull North's rising child poverty raised in Commons

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today told the House of Commons about rising child poverty in Hull North.

Speaking in Work and Pensions Questions today Diana Johnson MP said: "According to the most recent figures published under this Government, 53% of children in the Orchard Park and Greenwood ward in my constituency are living in poverty, compared with 11% in the neighbouring constituency of Haltemprice and Howden.

"What is the Minister going to do to ensure that we do not end up with a permanently divided society?"

Hull MP backs Trussell Trust call for Food Bank probe

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has backed the Trussell Trust's call for a proper inquiry into the causes of the massive increase in Food Bank use.

The call was made on a visit to Hull's main city centre Food Bank today. The Trussell Trust has reported that 2,600 people now use Food Banks in Hull and numbers continue to rise.