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Food Banks: NHS

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th May 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the extent of the use of food banks by NHS workers.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

No such assessment had been made; the Government does not collect data on the number of food parcels distributed by food banks and there is no official data on food bank use in the UK.

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