Mission & Values

The Trussell Trust is a charity founded on Christian principles. We work with people of all faiths and none, but are inspired to do what we do by the words of Jesus in Matthew 25: 35 – 36.

Mission verse

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
– Matthew 25:35-36


Our vision: To end hunger and poverty in the UK.

Our mission: Bringing communities together to end hunger and poverty in the UK by providing compassionate, practical help with dignity whilst challenging injustice.

Our values

The Trussell Trust is committed to community built on diversity, tolerance, cooperation, and mutual respect; we want to contribute to society and demonstrate social responsibility. Our values are important to us, and we aim to live them out in all areas of our work.

We are passionate about what we do and the difference it makes in the lives of others

We are compassionate; we give selflessly and put others before ourselves

We hold ourselves  accountable: we acknowledge and assume responsibility for actions, decisions, and consequences – as individuals and as an organisation.

We are innovative, with the ambition to pursue new and creative ideas that have the potential to change lives for the better.

We empower and encourage staff, volunteers and clients to take the initiative and achieve their best, in a safe environment where mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities.