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Trussell Trust provides 2,600 food parcels a day to fight hunger

13 Nov 2020
Around 2,600 emergency food parcels were provided for children every day on average by food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 1.2 million emergency food parcels where given to people who were struggling to afford the essentials, including over 470,000 children.

The Trussell Trust is asking anyone who wants to ‘end the injustice of people needing food banks’ to join the campaign for a Hunger Free Future.

Emma Revie, chief executive of the Trussel Trust, commented: “Throughout 2020, communities across the country have stepped in to provide vital support to people left without enough money.

“Volunteers in food banks have been working hard under extremely difficult circumstances to make sure support is there for people struggling to afford essentials. But it’s not right that any of us are forced to a charity for food, at any time of year.

“This pandemic has shown the unexpected can hit us suddenly, with devastating consequences for people’s lives. But it’s also shown we can make huge changes to the way we live and look after each other.

“It’s shown that when we come together to push for change, the government responds. Together, we can build a hunger free future.”

The Trussel Trust has welcomed the £170m Covid Winter Grant Scheme for England but the charity is concerned that food banks in its network may still see high levels of demand over the winter months.