- May 8, 2020
- Posted by: Zina Smith
- Category: Charity appeals
#MoreThanHomes: A new campaign to raise £1 million for the Trussell Trust
It’s already clear that the legacy of COVID-19 will not just be the shattering loss to life, but also an economic crisis which runs far and deep. In response to this, and as the world around us is transformed, it’s humbling to see housing associations quickly adapt to work in new ways to support their residents.
As a collective, the housing sector provides homes for around six million residents, and some of these residents have already been affected by the economic crisis COVID-19 has brought. As a result many are experiencing hunger for the first time. This is why we are asking housing associations across the country to join with us in a new campaign – backed by the National Housing Federation, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Northern Housing Consortium – to raise £1 million for the Trussell Trust.
Founded in 1997, the Trussell Trust, together with over 28,000 volunteers, supports the UK’s largest network of food banks with 1,200 centres from the far south of Cornwall to the heights of Shetland. The trust has reported a huge surge in demand on food banks, with research suggesting an 80% increase across their network. Join our campaign, ‘More than Homes’, and stand alongside retail giants, national organisations and the associations who have already pledged their support to ensure a strategically driven plan has the funds and resources needed to support people in poverty now during crisis and also in the longer term.
To find out more about the campaign and how you can pledge your support, download our information pack.
A campaign like #MoreThanHomes has never been so important and, together, we can make a huge difference.