Posted by Aston Avery

Charity calling on more people to donate to food banks before Christmas

Many households are facing a cost-of-living nightmare like no other this Christmas as the soaring cost of living continues to eat into household budgets. With record numbers expected to turn to food banks this Christmas, new research suggests that many Britons are willing and able to make food donations, but just don’t how to.

New research from Deliveroo – in partnership with the Trussell Trust – shows over seven in 10 (74%) of Brits have unopened food items in their cupboards that they would happily donate to food banks.

As we start to feel the cost-of-living crisis more heading into winter, food banks can be a ‘lifesaver’ and the research reveals the average household has 6.2 in-date and unopened food items in their cupboards that they are willing to give to those who need it most.

The research – coinciding with the launch of ‘Collecteroo’ initiative which collects unopened and in-date food items from people’s homes and delivers them directly to the Trussell Trust’s network of over 1,300 food banks – indicates the majority (58%) of us are more likely to donate to a food bank over Christmas than any other time of the year.

Aston spoke to Danni Malone, director of network programmes and innovations at Trussell Trust and Aisha Jefferson from Deliveroo.

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

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