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We are the Trussell Trust. Our vision is for a UK without the need for food banks. We support a UK-wide network of more than 1,400 food bank centres. Together we provide emergency food and practical support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
It's not right that any of us need to use a food bank but this can change. That's why we support a nationwide network of food banks to provide emergency support to people locked in destitution and work towards a future where all of us have enough money for the essentials.
We support more than 1,400 food bank centres across the UK to provide nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people in crisis who have been referred (for instance by advice agencies, GPs, social services and schools), as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. With the cost of living crisis we are seeing increased levels of need, and the food banks in our network gave out one parcel every 13 seconds earlier this year. In recent months we have seen a 50% increase in the number of people using food banks and we know this is only going to get worse this winter.
The food banks in our network are extraordinary, and their support for their communities is inspiring. But that kind of support shouldn't be necessary. Together, we can create a future where none of us face hunger, because none of us will allow it.