We’re going to end the need for food banks in the UK.

That’s why we work with food banks in our network, their communities, other organisations to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people in poverty and to campaign for change.

We believe that things can change. We’re committed to doing the hard work together to forge a fairer society. Join our campaigns today and make your voice heard.

Find out more about the research we do to support our campaigns here.

Our campaigns

The True Cost of Living

The cost of living crisis is having an impact on all of us. As food and energy prices soar, families across the UK are feeling the biggest squeeze on incomes in a generation.

But for people already struggling to afford the essentials, the cost of living crisis means so much more. It means skipping meals just so you can feed your children. It means cutting back on toiletries like shampoo so you can afford the bus for job interviews. It means turning off the heating so you can afford internet access for your kids to do their homework. This is the true cost of the rising price of essentials for people on the lowest incomes

People cannot afford to wait. Join our campaign and make your voice heard.

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Keep the Lifeline

On 6 October 2021, the UK Government took £20 a week from the pockets of six million low-income families, cutting their incomes by up to a fifth as the cost of living is set to soar.

This was the biggest overnight cut to social welfare since World War II and could see 1.2m people across the UK having to skip meals just to get by.

Food banks will continue doing all they can to help people struggling to afford the essentials, but no charity can replace the dignity of having enough money to buy your own food.

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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.

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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.