We’re going to end the need for food banks in the UK.
We work with communities across the UK to campaign to change the things that are leaving people without enough money for life’s essentials.
Together we’re thousands and thousands of people, working to right this wrong.
Make your voice heard and join us. Together, we can create a future where no one needs a food bank.
Photo: Jess Hurd
This year, we’re calling on the UK government to make sure the basic rate of Universal Credit at least covers the cost of life’s essentials, such as food, household bills and travel costs.
With record levels of need across food banks in our network and more people than ever accessing a food bank for the first time, the stark reality is that too many people are unable to stay warm, fed, and dry right now
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Campaign with us
By acting together with one voice, we are incredibly powerful. We are a movement of thousands of people who believe that no one should have to use a food bank.
We need a long-term commitment that the social security system will always protect people from needing a food bank, which means ensuring people can afford the essentials we all need.
Together we can call for a more just society where everyone has enough for the essentials.
Stand with us and join our movement for change
Help us call on the UK government to guarantee our essentials.
What we do
Influencing for change
We work hard to show that ending the need for food banks is a mission for all, and one that every politician should be taking seriously. One of the most effective ways to make lasting change is to change government policy. While it can be slow and challenging, changing government policy has significant and lasting effects, and can make a real difference to millions of people on the lowest incomes.
We hold meetings with MPs and government ministers, facilitate visits for politicians to their local food banks and share the Trussell Trust’s latest data and research to inform and guide the issues that MPs raise in parliament.
Photo: Jess Hurd
Working locally to create change
Food banks in our network provide support in their communities and they know them best. They have unique knowledge that they use to create change locally. Our Organising and Local Mobilisation team support food banks in our network to organise, influence and campaign for change.
One of the ways we do that is through our organising programme, which provides a package of grant funding as well as training and ongoing support to give food banks the capacity, skills, and resources to identify local issues, develop influencing strategies and campaign to make change happen.
The programme encourages building on the networks, relationships and respect they already have, finding and developing local leaders and, crucially, ensuring people with lived experience of poverty and destitution are at the heart of all we do.
Building our voice
We work in partnership with other campaigning organisations to create maximum impact and harness the power of our collective skills, insights and voice. Right now, we’re working in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on how to ensure people can always afford the essentials. Join our new campaign.