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Featuring the Food Poverty Hackathon for UCL Engineering - see below for details
A Call to Action! The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks to provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, as well as campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
Last year, food banks in the Trussell Trust network distributed a record 1.9 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis, and need has risen still further since the Covid-19 pandemic began. In April 2020, there was an 89% increase in need compared to the same month last year, and this winter food banks in the Trussell Trust are forecast to give out a shocking six food parcels every minute.
This isn’t right. Whilst food banks provide a vital community service, they shouldn’t be needed at all. Hunger isn’t about food – it's about people not having enough money for the essentials. Poverty and hunger aren’t inevitable, and we all have a part to play in building a more just, more compassionate society in our post-Covid future where food banks are no longer needed. Together, we know this can change Find out more about the Trussel Trust here.
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