The Trussell Trust is an anti-poverty charity that supports a network of over 420 foodbanks nationwide. Providing food to people living in crisis; offering additional support and campaigning for change to work towards a future where foodbanks are no longer needed. As a UK wide association of frontline charities responding to offer emergency help when people referred are unable to afford food, The Trussell Trust are able to harness the power of grassroots community organisations to respond both on a practical local level and as one collective voice at a national level.

We believe that no one should need to turn to a foodbank. The work of foodbanks in our network across the UK means that everyone referred with no money for the basics are given vital, compassionate support, but no charity can replace people having enough money to buy their own food. We’re working towards a future where no one needs a foodbank.

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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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