Vision and values

Our vision

Our vision is for a UK without the need for food banks.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, helping us, and the food banks in our network navigate tough decisions and support communities effectively. The Trussell Trust is based on, shaped, and guided by Christian principles. These values have strong roots in the Christian teaching and practice, whilst also being accessible and meaningful for people, whatever their background. These values provide a strong shared foundation for collaboration towards our goal of ending the need for food banks in the UK.


Our values

Our values are the fundamental driving principles that encapsulate the passion and motivation for our work.


Compassion: We stand in solidarity with people that need the help of food banks. We put the wellbeing of people served by food banks above everything else. We always uphold and protect their dignity.


Justice: We are motivated by a desire to see a more just society. It’s not right that anyone is facing hunger and poverty. Everyone should have enough income to afford the essentials.


Community: We believe we share the responsibility to support one another in our communities. To create change, we must work together for a fairer society.


Dignity: We recognise the innate value of each individual person and seek to prioritise the other person’s needs and concerns in the spirit of mutuality and friendship. Regardless of background.