Help create a future without food banks

Our benefits system is supposed to protect us all from being swept into poverty. But the main reasons for people needing emergency food are benefits not covering the cost of living and delays or changes to benefits being paid. 

#5WeeksTooLong

We know this situation can be fixed - that’s why we’re campaigning to create a future where no one needs a food bank.

One big problem is that everyone who applies for Universal Credit has to wait at least five weeks for a full payment – some are left waiting longer. This is leaving many people without enough money to cover the basics, forcing them to food banks. 

Ending the five week wait should be the Government’s first priority to help create a future without food banks.

Join the #5WeeksToo long campaign and help make that happen.

  • I am scandalised that in the 5th richest country in the world, millions of people cannot afford to feed themselves or their families. When will this appalling situation end. Helen 09.05.2022 09:54
  • Jennifer 24.04.2022 06:13
  • Linda 23.04.2022 21:51