Tom Smith Donates £88,000 to the Trussell Trust
Tom Smith has a long term partnership with the Trussell Trust, supporting the Trusts mission to end hunger and poverty in the UK.
The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of 1200 food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign 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 charity is seeing a level of fear in people that they haven’t seen before. In that, literally, they don’t know what they’re going to do to try and pay the bills and feed their families. Th Trust has launched their first ever Emergency Fund Appeal, to help meet the increased need and keep food banks going this winter.
This is the fourth year of raising money through the sales of our Tom Smith products to support the Trussell Trust and it is very pleasing to be able to support the charity with an extra contribution this year, especially when the charity are facing there most challenging year yet. For the first time ever, food banks are giving out more food than is being donated, this is an emergency!
We were delighted to present a cheque for £88,000 to the charity this week, to be able to provide this support is a proud moment for us as a company and also as individuals across our business as we know that this money is crucial for the Trussell Trust to fund its operations.
We would like to thank our customers that support us with the purchase of our Tom Smith Crackers and UK made cards, to date we have raised over £210,000!
For more information on how you can help support or access emergency food please visit The Trussell Trust.