The Trussell Trust said a record number of packages were handed out nationally.
Benefits which are insufficient to cover living costs and payment delays for Universal Credit were among the reasons given.
Between April 2018 and March 2019, the charity handed out 6,000 emergency three-day food packages at food banks in Shropshire – 38 per cent of them to children.
The total was a 27 per cent increase on the previous year, when 4,713 were distributed.
The trust has food banks in Oswestry, Market Drayton, and Wem, along with one across the border in Welshpool.