One in six Britons have said they are not confident they can afford to feed their families as the ongoing cost-of-living crisis continues to bite.
According to the YouGov survey, 76% are confident they have the money they need for food, however, 34% have said they are less sure they can afford to feed their families compared to last year.
Some 11% added they are “much less confident” than they were a year ago. A further 17% added they are not confident they can afford to feed their families.
While 87% of Britons have said they have never had to turn to a foodbank, 22% of the 1,717 adults surveyed believe they are now more likely to need one than they were a year ago.
Of the 9% of adults surveyed who revealed they have used a foodbank at some point in their life, 60% visited within the last year, including 15% within the last week.
According to the poll, one in seven of 18 to 24-year-olds have said they have used one compared with just 3% of over-65s.
This comes as 55% of 18 to 24-year-olds said hey are confident they can afford the food they need, compared to between 72% and 89% of older age groups.