The Trussell Trust network will give out 61% more food parcels than last year.
Findings of Trussell Trust new research with Heriot Watt UniversityTrussell Trust new research with Heriot Watt University estimates that food banks in the Trussell Trust network will give out six emergency food parcels every minute this winter, a 61% increase on last year. The report, Lockdown, lifelines and the long haul ahead: The impact of Covid-19 on food banks in the Trussell Trust network, also shows that families have been hardest hit, and during the start of the pandemic there was a significant increase in the number of people receiving support from a food bank for the first time. This is not right – none of us should need a charity to put food on the table. But together, we can turn this situation around. Together, we have an opportunity to build a future where all of us have enough money for the essentials, where no one is left behind, where support is there for anyone who needs it. Together, we can act now to make a difference. Here’s how you can get involved right now: If you have 30 seconds: share the findings with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. If you have 1 minute: watch this animation about what food banks have been seeing and how we can change things in the future If you have 5 minutes: read a summary of the findings here During such difficult times, your support makes all the difference. Because of people like you, we’ve been able to help food banks provide emergency food to people and work towards a future where everyone has enough money for essentials. www.trusselltrust.org/heriot-watt-research-2020/