The Trussell Trust’s vision is for a UK without the need for food banks.
Through a nationwide network of food banks Trussell Trust provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children.
The Trust supports more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. Between April 2019 and March 2020, food banks in the Trust’s network provided a record 1.9 million food supplies to people in crisis, an 18% increase on the previous year and during the coronavirus pandemic and cost of living crisis, food banks have seen need rise even further.
We know it takes more than food to end hunger. That’s why Trussell Trust recently launched their five year strategic plan. Find out more here: https://www.trusselltrust.org/about/our-strategic-plan/
The goal to end the need for food banks is ambitious, but by working Together for Change, we believe it is achievable.