Did you know that one in five UK mums regularly goes without food so that her children can eat or that some youngsters are so embarrassed about not being able to take a packed lunch to school that they play truant? During bitterly cold weather, some families have to make a stark choice – eating or heating.
The Trussell Trust is asking for your help to fight UK food poverty by joining our ‘Help Crack UK Hunger’ Easter Appeal in aid of Trussell Trust foodbanks. The idea is simple: to get as many people as possible to donate the cost of an Easter egg to help foodbanks provide emergency food to more people in crisis in the UK.
Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days emergency food to over 290,000 people in the last year, but there are hundreds of towns across the UK with no foodbanks where people will go hungry today. Could you donate the cost of an Easter egg or hold a fundraising event to Help Crack UK Hunger?
Our aim is to raise £1m and open another 200 foodbanks across the UK and help our existing 327 foodbanks to meet the growing need.
Foodbanks provide emergency food and support to local people in crisis. Many families are forced into food poverty by rising costs of food and fuel, redundancy, unemployment, static incomes combined with inflation and changes to benefits. Foodbanks help prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime and mental health problems. We take time to listen and signpost people to longer term support too.
Please help us help stop people going hungry and be a good egg by supporting our Help Crack UK Hunger appeal.