Bute food bank use is rising, says report

Fifty people used Bute's food bank between April 1 and June 30.

Fifty people used Bute's food bank between April 1 and June 30.

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The number of people using Bute’s food bank increased by nearly a third in the second quarter of this year, according to newly-published statistics.

A report by Julie Semple, manager of Bute Advice Centre, which runs the facility, states that 50 people used the service between April 1 and June 30, compared with 38 in the food bank’s first three months, from January 1 to March 31.

Of the 50 people who used the food bank during the second quarter of the year, 32 did so for the first time, while 18 made return visits having used the service previously.

 

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