We are delighted to welcome the Cadent Foundation as a new strategic partner. The Cadent Foundation was established in 2019 to make a positive and lasting difference to local communities. Its mission is to provide support to people living in vulnerable situations and energy poor communities, to work to protect and preserve our natural environment and create a sustainable energy future.
Through our partnership, we are working together to increase people’s incomes by helping them to access the benefits and grants they are entitled to but are not already claiming.
Over the next three years, the Cadent Foundation’s generous financial support will help fund our income maximisation helpline and support delivery of high-quality benefits advice for people referred to food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network.
Emma Revie, chief executive of the Trussell Trust said:
“As we head into a winter forecast to be the busiest ever at food banks, we are so grateful to the Cadent Foundation for their support. Hunger in the UK isn’t about food, it’s about people not having enough money. That’s why this partnership will make such a difference – by helping food banks provide tailored advice and support that puts money back in the pockets of people who need it the most, it’ll help prevent people needing a food bank again. It’s not right that anyone needs to use a food bank, at any time of year. But this can change. This year has shown we can make huge changes to the way we live, work and support each other – we can build a hunger free future, a future where all of us can afford the basics.”