The Trussell Trust – Stop UK Hunger

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Our charity partners this Christmas were an easy choice for us. In a year where the trust have been needed more than ever and supported so many hungry people throughout the UK. We are donating £1 from every one of your bookings to this amazing charity. Read below to find out more about why we support them and the great work they are doing.

What do The Trussell Trust do?

The Trussell Trust work spans many initiatives but put very simply they feed those in need. The trust supports a nationwide network of food banks and works together with them to 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 Trussell Trust support 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 Trussell Trust 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 food banks have seen need rise even further. You can find out more about impact of their work during the pandemic here.

But the trust acknowledge that it takes more than food to end hunger and we must address the bigger issues. Their long-term goal to end the need for food banks altogether is ambitious, but by working Together for Change, they believe it is achievable.

Why now?

Given the significant economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of people experiencing destitution is likely to have been even higher during 2020. Food banks have seen record levels of need this year already. The Trussell Trust recorded a 47% increase in the number of parcels distributed during the first six months of the crisis in comparison to the same period in 2019.

The trust has a vision to create a future where destitution is something we only read about in history books – a Hunger Free Future, where we all have enough money for the basics.

How can I help?

We are so proud to be supporting this great organisation but there is always more to be done. The trust has many initiatives you can get involved in – from simply donating cash to help them get more food out to people to volunteering, campaigning, fundraising and even hosting your own virtual Christmas party to raise funds.

Head over to their website to find out more: https://www.trusselltrust.org/

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