CUB's Christmas Present to Trussel Trust
In the spirit of the season of giving CUB has made a donation of £200 to the Trussell Trust to fund local foodbanks.
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.
In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.
Rising food and fuel prices, static incomes, underemployment and changes to benefits are some of the reasons why increasing numbers are being referred to foodbanks for emergency food.
“Thanks so much for the donation.
As we speak the foodstore is packed full and we are able to give clients extra food for Christmas.
Best wishes to all at CUB”
Barbara Taylor – The Trussell Trust