20% increase in emergency food parcels distributed to children last summer. Together, we know this can change! 
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Dear Friend,

Have you seen the news today that last summer was the busiest ever for food banks in our network? Almost 87,500 food bank parcels were provided to children by food banks in the Trussell Trust's network during summer 2018, a 20% increase on the same period the previous year. Find out more here.
This year is set to be even busier.
Food banks will do all they can to help families over the summer, with some running holiday clubs or working with other local groups to support parents who find their income simply won’t stretch to cover the cost of extra meals or additional childcare during the holidays.
This high demand often causes many food banks to distribute more food than is donated, leaving them short of food supplies.

Make a difference in your community today by donating the items your local food bank are most in need of. 

Find your local food bank
By standing with us, your support has already made a massive difference to families across the UK. But ultimately, we don't want to be asking for your help year after year. We should all be protected from needing a food bank’s help, no matter the time of the year. Food banks and other emergency food provision cannot, and must not, be a long term solution to poverty.
That’s why at the Trussell Trust we’re committed to campaigning for long-term change.
No charity can replace the dignity of having enough money to buy your own food. We need to ensure that everyone has enough money coming in to cover the cost of essentials, whether from secure work that pays the real Living Wage or a benefits system that anchors people from being swept into poverty.
Thank you for everything you do already to help people in crisis. With your continued support we can end the need for food banks. 
How can you help end hunger in the UK?
Warmest wishes,

Emma Revie
CEO of the Trussell Trust

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