This is a very different post from what I usually post. Well, not so different because I like to post about variuos charities who strive to help others.
This week, I present to you Trussell Trust a charity partnering with communities to launch foodbanks across the UK. Giving emergency food to people in crisis & raising awareness of food poverty. Its funny, when we think about poverty, we assume its a thing that only those who live in 3rd world countries suffer from. But did you know that in the UK, 1 in 4 children live in poverty and by 2020 3.5 million children will be living in poverty. This saddens me.
This July, Tesco will undertake its 4th Neighbourhood Food Collection to help tackle the growing issue of food poverty in the UK. Customers across the country will be encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to Tesco stores nationwide. The collection will help provide much needed food for the Trussell Trust foodbank network and the all the other UK charities supported by food redistribution charity FareShare.
To raise awareness of the growing issue of food poverty in the UK and highlight just how many families are relying on food banks to feed their children, Tesco have created the Neighbourhood Food Collection Challenge. I will face the challenge of food poverty for one week by living off a food parcel containing items that will last me for 5 days. The content was already curated and has literally just been delivered to my house by Tesco. The challenge is to make every item last and share my innovative recipes and experiences on my blog starting from Monday.
So I have enough to live on, the parcel I received has been turned into a balanced diet. I have everything from porridge to Long grain rice.
The food parcel isn’t an exact replica of what the Trussell Trust give out as the charity runs on donations, every food parcel is different and mine was purchased from Tesco and normally food can be from anywhere.