Giving Compass’ Take:
· Global Citizen addresses the struggle for food security during the summer and why food banks are in need for more donations during this time.
· What options are available for families struggling with food security? How can communities help with this issue?
The UK’s leading network of food banks has issued a call for more donations from members of the public during the school summer holidays.
The Trussell Trust has published new data from the summer holidays last year that shows a huge spike in demand from families who rely on free school meals during term time.
While adults needing supplies during the summer fell in 2017, the level of support needed for children was “markedly higher,” it said.
“No one should face going hungry, and although our network will be doing all they can this summer to help families struggling to make the money they have stretch to cover the essentials, no charity can replace people having enough money for the basics,” said Samantha Stapley, the trust’s director of operations, in a statement warning that food banks shouldn’t be a long-term solution to hunger.
Read the full article about donating to food banks by Imogen Calderwood at Global Citizen.
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