UK’s biggest food collection calls for volunteers to support charities

With food banks and charities facing increasing levels of need this winter, people are being urged to give the gift of their time to take part in the UK’s biggest food donation drive. The Tesco Food Collection is taking place in all Tesco stores from November 30th to December 2nd and the Trussell Trust and FareShare are urging volunteers to sign-up to support the event in store.  It comes as both charities face their busiest winter yet as more people turn to them for support. The Trussell Trust, which has…

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TMW Unlimited and the Trussell Trust help food banks support their local communities

With the support of TMW Unlimited (part of UNLIMITED), the Trussell Trust has launched Put It On Your List, a dynamic out-of-home campaign that alerts shoppers to the real-time needs of food banks in their area. The increased price of food is placing acute pressure on food banks who are having to purchase more food than in previous years as donations are not keeping up with levels of need. While donations to food banks in the Trussell Trust network increased by 18% last year, they distributed 37% more emergency food…

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Record number of emergency food parcels provided to people facing hardship by Trussell Trust food banks in past 12 months

New figures released by the Trussell Trust reveal that almost 3 million (2,986,203) emergency food parcels were provided to people facing hardship between April 2022 and March 2023, with more than a million of these parcels provided for children. This is the most parcels food banks in the charity’s UK-wide network have ever distributed in a single year and represents a 37% increase compared to last year.   The annual statistics also show that as an increasing number of people struggle to afford the essentials, more than 760,000 people used a…

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Julia and Hans Rausing pledge £3.5 million to Trussell Trust emergency food bank appeal

Julia and Hans Rausing have pledged £3.5 million to the Trussell Trust’s emergency appeal to support its network of 1,300 foodbanks in what is expected to be a particularly difficult winter. The Trussell Trust is expecting to provide 1.3 million emergency food parcels in the next six months, including an estimated half a million for children. This is the first donation in a series to be made by Julia and Hans Rausing in the coming weeks, which will support people who are experiencing food poverty this winter. It is estimated…

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Tesco answers food banks’ aid plea with £1m funding boost

Tesco has announced a new £1m support package for food banks and food charities after the Trussell Trust warned they are facing their most difficult winter ever. With food banks and other frontline charities hit by a double whammy of unprecedented demand and soaring operating costs, Tesco has stepped in with a £1m donation split between the Trussell Trust and FareShare to help them meet the exceptional challenges they are facing. The extra money comes in addition to the ongoing support the supermarket provides to both charities, having worked in…

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