We have once again had a collection for Perth Food Bank. Thank you to all those who donated!
13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Between April 2017 and April 2018 foodbanks gave out 1,332,952 three-day emergency food supplies, a 13% increase on the previous year. Of those helped, 484,026 were children.
Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help.
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 400 foodbanks currently launched, our goal is for every town to have one.
To find out more about how you can help or donate to Perth Food Bank visit their website here.