When the government put extra cash into Universal Credit and other schemes to try protect people from being swept into destitution it showed how quickly huge changes can be made during a national crisis.
But it won’t be enough. That is why we have teamed up with a coalition of charities, including IFAN, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), The Children's Society, Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), StepChange and Turn2Us.
The government needs to act fast.We need MPs from all sides to pile on the pressure – you can help by asking your MP to write to the Chancellor today.
Use our form to send your MP a message, remember to let them know why you think the government needs to do more.
If you, your family or friends are being supported by benefits during this time or if you have been volunteering at a food bank or other charity then it would be especially powerful to share that experience.