Last year The Trussell Trust saw a 47% increase in three-day emergency supplies, with a rise in people using throughout the year and Christmas around the corner, how much pressure will this add to local food banks? Why not spread some Christmas cheers and help out those in need to bring them a festive Christmas.
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The Trussell Trust will continue to do what they do through out the year providing food for those in need, so why not donate a few festive treats. This is a sure way to cheer up someone less fortunate. Data collected by the trusses trust recently revealed that December in past years has been the busiest month for food banks. 2017 seen the trust provide over 159,000 three-day emergency food supplies which was a 10% from the previous year of just over 144,000 supplies given to people in crisis.
The Trussell Trust’s chief executive Emma Revie said: “Christmas is supposed to be a time for joy but what we’re seeing is the festive period becoming increasingly stressful for more and more people across the country.
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One of the main highlights for most at Christmas is sitting down with family and friends to a massive Christmas dinner but for some, they go hungry. The Crisis Christmas appeal provides a Christmas dinner for people sleeping rough as well as providing food for over 4,000 people in the space of 9 days, giving people the chance to eat and celebrate Christmas.
So why not buy a homeless person a Christmas dinner? this will take added pressure off food banks as well as give a homeless person the opportunity to speak to The Crisis Christmas appeal advisors who will help them with issues they are facing and the access to healthcare.
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If you wish to buy a meal for a homeless person and provide them with support you can reserve a place here for £28.18.
It is not just the homeless that are going hungry, families across Manchester, especially those with children are in crisis.
Due to the enormous pressure expected this Christmas, The Trussell Trust has launched its Christmas campaign to help raise funds to support its food banks across the country. These donation are desperately relied on to support and to tackle the underlying causes of someone’s crisis. So why not donate and even throw in a few festive treats for those who can not afford a Christmas meal.
“We know it doesn’t have to be like this. In the short-term we’re urging the public to donate generously during the first part of December and into the new year, as unfortunately the need for foodbanks is not going to end after Christmas.” says Emma Revie, Trussell Trust chief executive.
You can donate to the campaign here!