This Christmas help open the door to a future without poverty

Foodbanks offer a lifeline to people in crisis

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for anyone, but for people living in poverty, this time of year can present its own difficulties.

If you are struggling to buy the basics, like food, affording toiletries and cleaning products can be out of the question, let alone having the money to buy extras like a Christmas tree or gifts.

With your help we want to provide support to those in desperate need over this festive period.

Offering food, support services and signposting, foodbanks all over the UK are there to help people out of the cycle of poverty. By providing guidance and resources we can help foodbanks spend more time distributing supplies and providing support to families who are struggling.

Foodbank warehouse - Sorting food

Lucy Duffy, The Trussell Trust

“Christmas can be such a tough time for people. Not only do many of our clients have to choose between either heating their homes or putting food on the table, but there can be added pressure on social isolation around this time of year. It’s therefore always heart-warming to see how the local community comes together to support each other by volunteering and donating.”

Donate to the Christmas Appeal

We know that providing emergency food will not make someone’s Christmas perfect, but it helps stop people going hungry, and reminds them that they were not alone or forgotten. A gift this Christmas will help us continue providing support to foodbanks all over the country so they can get food to people experiencing hunger.

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