Published 21st of February 2020

Why we should all be giving back to our local food bank

Our team has started the new year by giving back to our local community, once again we wanted to collect food items and take it to our local food bank.

How food banks work

There are people in the UK that go hungry every day, for many different reasons that are usually out of their control. Whether it’s redundancy, receiving an unexpected bill or having a low income. A simple box from a food bank can make all the difference and helps prevent home loss, family breakdown and mental health issues. All you need to do is take your non-perishable in date foods to your local food bank or supermarket, it’s that easy!

How we helped

We asked our team to search their cupboards and buy as many items they could before arranging a time to take it to the food bank. We feel the beginning of the year is a great time to have a clear out and many of us have unwanted food from the festive period. Right now, far too many people across our society are facing hunger and that’s just not right.

Why you should give to a food bank

A little goes a long way, giving whatever you can regularly helps people break free from poverty by providing additional support to help people resolve the struggle of every day. Food banks rely on the support of local communities to help end hunger.

Donations of food is important for eliminating food waste, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of decent food gets wasted by the UK every year. While millions of people are struggling to afford to eat and are homeless. Take a moment and think before throwing out a tin of soup and instead give it to someone who’s hungry.

For more information see - https://www.trusselltrust.org/