LJM VA Services are delighted to share that we are going to be supporting the fantastic Trussell Trust through various events this year. Our support will not only include providing Virtual Assistant services, experience, and knowledge but also personal involvement in the incredible work that they do in giving back to the nation and preventing and supporting people battling against poverty and ending the need for foodbanks.
A bit about the Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks and together, they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,300 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.
“In its May 2021 State of Hunger report, the Trussell Trust estimated around 2.5% of all UK households (700,000) used a food bank in 2019-20, prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In February 2022, the Food Standards Agency published data on food bank usage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland gathered by IPSOS Mori between April 2020 and October 2021. The Covid-19 Consumer Tracker showed 8% of respondents had used a food bank or a food charity in April. This rose to 11% by October 2021.” – House of Commons Library
How we will be getting involved
LJM VA services will be taking part in active fundraising via our social media platforms and networks as well as offering our Virtual Assistant and administrative services directly to the charity. We are excited to get more hands on and help out at the source via volunteering at the food banks and charity shops and putting in time and in person support to help the Trussell Trust in any way that we can.
If you aren’t already familiar with the incredible Trussell Trust charity, I would urge you to take a peek at their website for the vast array of support and work that they do to raise awareness of poverty and putting an end to hunger nationwide across the UK.