Jobcentres: Food Banks:Written question - 70779

Asked by Sue Hayman

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Asked on: 13 April 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Jobcentres: Food Banks
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.
Answered by: Damian Hinds
Answered on: 20 April 2017

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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