Not everyone is looking forward to celebrating this Christmas. Millions of Britons are living in poverty, struggling to feed themselves and their families.
Christmastime for people living on a low income is not necessarily a time of celebration; delicious treats and luxurious presents are most likely beyond their means. This Christmas some will struggle to pay the bills, and end up having to decide between eating and warming a room.
It's 2017 in the UK and people are facing food poverty; it’s a major worry for too many and we are concerned that this situation is getting worse.
The Trussell Trust's network of over 420 foodbanks is already on course to distribute a new record number of food parcels in 2017-18.
And at what is the busiest time of year for our network, we are calling for your help. Traditionally foodbanks see the need for their services spike over the winter period when demand puts, even more, pressure on finances due to rising fuel and food bills.
We know that providing three-day emergency food supplies and some additional treats will not necessarily make someone’s Christmas special but it will at least provide them with something to eat and remind them that they are not alone or forgotten. With your help, we are here to offer hope to anyone who is desperate this Christmas.
A gift of £10 today will help us support foodbanks to reach people in need.
Please support our Christmas Appeal, and help people struggling this festive period.