Agents Giving are proud to support The Trussell Trust, the UK Foodbank Network to help tackle poverty in the UK
The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 428 foodbanks, giving services like money advice, holiday clubs and cookery courses, helping support people in crisis across the UK, where thirteen million people live below the poverty line.
In the last year they gave 1.6 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, half a million went to children. New national data highlights the growing proportion of foodbank referrals due to benefit levels not covering the costs of essentials, such as housing and food.
Individuals are going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
The Trussell Trust recognise that stopping hunger is about More Than Food, which is why they work with foodbanks to provide a range of services like money advice and Fuel Banks, helping people to break the cycle of poverty.