Our aim is to end the need for food banks in the UK.
That’s why we work with food banks in our network, their communities and in coalition with other organisations to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people in poverty and to campaign for change.
Poverty can be solved and you can help. Join our campaigns today and make your voice heard.
Find out more about the research we do to support our campaigns here.
Ask your MP to back Coronavirus Emergency Income Support scheme
Coronavirus has affected us all. But in the first two weeks of the pandemic, food banks in our network were busier than ever – with a record 81% more emergency food parcels being given out, compared to the same period last year.
When the government put extra cash into Universal Credit and other schemes to try to protect people from being swept into destitution, it showed how quickly huge changes can be made during a national crisis. But it won’t be enough. That’s why we’ve teamed up with a coalition of anti-poverty charities to call on the government to do more.
The government needs to act fast. We need MPs from all sides to pile on the pressure – you can help by asking your MP to write to the Chancellor today.
People are being forced to food banks because five weeks is too long to wait for Universal Credit. This isn’t right – the government needs to end the five week wait. Join the campaign and help make that happen.
Lift the Ban is a coalition of 200 organisations fighting for people seeking asylum to be given the right to work in the UK. Right now, people seeking refugee status can’t work while they wait for a decision on their claim, instead having to live on just £5.39 per day. That’s wrong. People seeking asylum should be able to use their skills and live in dignity.
As a result of poverty – not a shortage of food – too many people don’t have enough food in Scotland. A Menu for Change aims to tackle this by evolving the emergency response to make sure those facing an income crisis can afford to buy their own food.
All Kids Count is a coalition calling on government to lift the two-child limit on Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit as it denies families the support they need from our social security system when they experience tough times – trapping kids in poverty.
Stop the #DebtThreats is a coalition calling on the Government to create new rules requiring creditors to use easy-to-understand language in their letters and signpost people to sources of support for their debt.