Our aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK

We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

There are more than 1,200 food bank centres in our network, we estimate this is about two thirds of the food banks in the UK. We support these food banks to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis (for instance by advice agencies, GPs, social services and schools), as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.

More than 14 million people in the UK live below the poverty line. We know it takes more than food to end hunger. So we bring together the experiences of food banks in our network, and their communities, to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

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Food banks in our network gave 1.6 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis in 2018/19
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We are grateful to partner with a number of organisations who work with us to end hunger and poverty in the UK.

Our volunteers

We are hugely indebted to our network of volunteers, without whom we would not be able to fight hunger and
poverty. Our network of volunteers are spread across the UK, coming from a range of backgrounds and offering a variety of skills, united by their desire to fight poverty. Last year more than 40,000 people across the UK volunteered to help provide emergency food to people in crisis.


Working for the Trussell Trust means making a difference in people's lives. To continue our vital work, we rely on a team of dedicated people. Please check out our latest opportunities today.