Trussell Trust has announced this morning that food banks nationally have reported their busiest ever fortnight!
Furthermore, more than 1.8 million people have applied for Universal Credit in recent weeks and it is very likely that the use of food banks will increase as more individuals and families need to use them.
The Trust has joined forces with other anti-poverty charities to call for a strong lifeline to be thrown to anyone who needs it.
The coalition of charities is calling on the government to provide a Coronavirus Emergency Income Support Scheme (CEISS) to help the nation weather the storm of this pandemic. More information on this can be found here.
There is also form on the Trussell Trust website which will allow you to lobby your local MP about setting up CEISS which can be found here. Please consider doing this.
Now, more than ever, we need to support our food banks, both locally and nationally.