Today in the UK many thousands of families are struggling to put food on the table. We can’t sit by and let that happen.
The Trussell Trust is here to help people across the UK lift themselves out of poverty through the provision of emergency food, support and advice.
Foodbanks in the Trussell Trust network gave out nearly 1.2 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis and our data shows that the main reasons for a foodbank referral are delays and changes to benefits, and low income issues that include people who are struggling with low pay or insecure forms of employment.
It is our experience that people living in poverty are more likely to experience a sudden short term crisis which would lead to them being referred for emergency food and support. For these people foodbanks are a lifeline and The Trussell Trust is extremely grateful to the public for the generous donations of food, toiletries and finance that help foodbanks keep their doors open.
With your help, we can continue to be a lifeline to people in crisis by providing vital support when it is needed most and help them get their lives back on track.