THE TRUSSELL TRUST
WHAT WE DO
We rely on the generous support of individuals to be able to deliver our vital work. We’re working to build a future where everyone can afford the essentials. Not a simple task, but it can be done.
If we’re to reach a future where no-one needs a food bank, we need to make sure everyone currently in crisis can access the best possible support while we work in the long-term to tackle the structural issues that push people to needing a food bank in the first place.
Supporting 1,200 food banks across the UK to provide the best possible help to people who can’t afford the essentials.
In the last five years we’ve seen a dramatic 74% rise in the need for food banks and last year our network gave out 1.9 million food parcels. More than a third of these went to children. Since the coronavirus pandemic, the need has surged further.
We’ve seen an 89% increase in emergency food parcels, with the number going to families with children doubling.
Supporting food banks to provide support in these difficult times covers a huge variety of work. We work alongside food banks to ensure projects are run to a high standard and provide training, guidance and resources for issues projects face.
Our services can provide one-to-one support on the ground through an area manager. Through effective access and support our range of unique purpose-built systems can successfully refer people to food banks, measuring how many people need their support as well as helping to coordinate enough volunteer teams to get these people the help they need. We take steps to access a grants programme on behalf of food banks, which can be used to fund a variety of different things that food banks might otherwise struggle to fund.
Our organisation also provides access to a central support team who support food banks with accessing and distributing stock and advise best practices in sharing supplies across other food banks.
Please visit the Trussell Trust website www.trusselltrust.org. Your support makes this work possible. Thank you.