From 1st October – December 31st 2012 we’ve committed to donating 5% of our turnover to Foodbank’s here in Cornwall. We will give 5% of our turnover regardless of if we make a profit or not.
13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
In 2011-12 foodbanks fed 128,687 people nationwide, 100% more than the previous year. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help.
Here is a clip from the BBC News from last year about food poverty and Foodbank’s in the UK.