Did you know...
Last year we gave out over 1.3 emergency food parcels to people living in poverty. Not everyone who uses a foodbank is out of work, 28% of people referred to a foodbank are on a low income. During school holidays there is an increased need for foodbanks; children who would normally access a free meal at school are without when schools break up.
At a national level, The Trussell Trust has worked alongside foodbanks to help communities offer additional support to people at the point of crisis (like budget cookery courses or money advice), gather high quality evidence about the impact on people and the drivers of foodbank use, raise awareness about the issues and the solutions, gather public support for practical change and ultimately effect national policy change.
What makes The Trussell Trust different
We are different because we are working towards a future where foodbanks will no longer be needed. We are campaigning for change, giving people a voice that have none. It’s 2018 in the UK, individuals and families are living in destitution. We not only offer food but we also offer support and hope for a brighter future.
We do not want foodbanks to become the fabric of our society – but we can’t get to a future without hunger on our own. To end the need for foodbanks, we need to end poverty – we need to ensure everyone has enough money coming in to cover the cost of essentials. We are driven and determined to develop our work on tackling the structural issues that leave people hungry even further but to do so we need your help.
Other ways to support
People can support us through food and monetary donations. They can also volunteer for us. Please contact your local foodbank to find out about volunteer opportunities. Your nearest foodbanks can be found via our website.
We also have some great fundraising ideas for people who would like to ‘Get Involved’. These can be found on our website.
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