Our ambition is that one day no one in the UK will go hungry or live in poverty. We know this is a tall order, but we strive towards this day. To achieve this, we need to have resources in place for times to come. Regular gifts can help us plan for the future and ensure that money is available where it is needed most, allowing us to provide sustainable projects that have a lasting impact.
Becoming a Friend
You don’t have to do something big to have a life changing impact. By becoming a Friend of the Trussell Trust your regular donations will help us make a real difference to many thousands of people lives. Together we will fight the obscenity of hunger and poverty, and be there so that no one need face crisis alone.
A special welcome
As a Friend, you will receive a warm welcome from us. When you join, we will send you our Friends pack, which contains a special gift of friendship. We hope this will be a daily reminder of how your friendship is helping us grow. We will also keep you updated throughout the year on our latest work and special projects.
Now, more than ever, we need more friends to regularly support our vital work. Through regular gifts we can fund new projects, such as our More Than Food initiative, designed to develop new services at food banks, helping people out of crisis faster.
Building upon our work – both now and in the future – is essential to helping people in crisis get back on track, and we can’t do this without your help.
Each month, you’ll be helping people in crisis like Janet*
Janet arrived at the food bank with nothing but three carrier bags to her name. She had been forced to flee her community and the people she knew because of domestic violence. After 20 years of abuse, Janet had finally found the courage to leave her marriage and move to Birmingham with her three children. She managed to find some accommodation, but had no money for food, furniture and household necessities.
Luckily for Janet, there was a food bank nearby that she could turn for help. The food bank not only gave Janet a food parcel, but they listened to her story and were able to give her additional support. They made appointments for her with their Resources Centre to collect some household and bedding items. They also put her in contact with their Money Advice Worker and offered support through their Domestic Violence project.
*Names have been changed to protect the identity of clients.