In 2017, it’s too easy for a child to go hungry
Tonight, Poppy will go home from school. She will go to her room. And like last night and most nights this week, she will go to sleep without eating a thing. And she lives right here in Britain, in 2017.
It’s because her mum is in a desperate situation. These days, it’s one any of us could find ourselves in. All it would take is falling ill, or a sudden expensive bill, or any unexpected change in circumstances and we could struggle with the little money we have. We could find that, this week, we can’t afford to eat.
That’s why The Trussell Trust exists: to be there for anyone who’s life has taken such a turn. Our network of foodbanks provide emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and who really need us. And that’s where you can help.
By giving £15 today you can provide support that lasts for much, much longer than a few urgently needed meals. You can help us train volunteers who can give financial guidance or help a family navigate a welfare system which could be completely new to them. You’ll help them find a route out of their situation.
Could you do this? Just £15 could go towards training and support our dedicated volunteers, helping store and distribute food, and developing sustainable projects. With your help, all we’ll need to worry about is being there for the people who need us. Like Poppy and her mum.