Impact of Universal Credit to the use of the local Foodbank means Higher Demand and Repeat Visits

  The most common reason is providing food and support for the length of time it takes to receive the first payment. This varies from 6 – 14 weeks  At first we saw a quadrupling of demand now it is up about 20%. We try to  give food for the duration of Universal Credit wait, and possibly a few more parcels if they’ve developed debt whilst waiting for Universal Credit.