Did you know...
In April 2020, The Trussell Trust saw an 89% increase in people needing emergency food parcels in the UK compared to the same period in 2019, plus a 107% increase in parcels going to children.
Not everyone who uses a foodbank is unemployed - 28% of people referred to a foodbank are on actually a low income. During school holidays there is an increased need for foodbanks; children who would normally get a free meal at school go without when schools break up.
Last year the charity distributed over 1.3 emergency food parcels to people living in poverty.
The Trussell Trust works alongside community food banks to offer additional support to people at crisis point (including budget cookery courses and money advice), as well as gather high quality evidence the drivers of foodbank use and on the impact of poverty on people.
The Trussell Trust raises awareness about the issues and the solutions, gathers public support for practical change and ultimately affects national policy change.
What makes The Trussell Trust different
The Trussell Trust is different because it is working towards a future where foodbanks will no longer be needed. In the UK, individuals and families are living in destitution. Offering food support and hope for a brighter future, the charity campaigns for change, giving people a voice that have none
Foodbanks should not become a normal part of our society. With your help, as well as working together with its network of food banks, the Trussell Trust will be able to realise a national solutions focused on unlocking the nation's food supply, recruiting and supporting volunteers, distributing crisis grants to food banks, making sure people can access support, prioritising food bank safety, as well as calling for change. Everyone should have enough money for food. With your support The Trussell Trust can create a more compassionate, just society.
Other ways to support
Support The Trussell Trust with food and monetary donations. You can also volunteer for the charity - please contact your local foodbank to find out about volunteer opportunities. Find your nearest foodbanks on the The Trussell Trust Website.
For other great fundraising ideas check out the Get Involved page on the charity's website.