People at food banks need support every day, not just during national crises.
Food bank staff and volunteers are in our communities, helping people who are struggling to make ends meet, and telling us that:"The cost of living crisis is forcing people into impossible decisions because they simply don’t have enough money. Do they eat or buy other essentials such as school shoes for their kids?"
While our food banks are there to help people when they need it most, charities cannot, and should not, be our long-term solution to hunger. If people are to have enough money to live with dignity, we need a strong social security system that lifts us out of hardship rather than plunging us deeper into poverty.