Jobcentres: Food Banks

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many food bank referrals have been made by jobcentres in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus does not make direct referrals to foodbanks but has offered a signposting service since 2011 to those who have expressed an interest in using a foodbank. No data is held on the number using the signposting service.

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