network of food banks.
But 670,000 more people are.
At the Trussell Trust, we’re working towards a future where everyone has enough money for essentials. Together, we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
As we head into the new year, we’re seeing catastrophic rises in poverty and hunger across the UK. Unemployment is soaring and we’re entering the biggest recession in a generation.
100,000 people turned to food banks for the first time during lockdown. Many families can’t afford basics like food, and people are struggling to get by. From now, food banks expect to give out a food parcel every nine seconds.
We know it takes more than food to end hunger. That’s why also we bring together the experiences of food banks in our network to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people in poverty, and campaign to end the need for food banks in the UK.