A new survey conducted by Deliveroo and food bank charity Trussell Trust shows that around 9% of parents – or 1.3 million – said they expect to visit a food bank to help cover living expenses
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According to a survey, almost one in ten parents will “very likely” need to use a blackboard in the next three months.
With the rising cost of living, thousands of parents across the country are struggling to make ends meet and some are turning to food banks to help them.
The new poll, conducted by Deliveroo and Tafel charity Trussell Trust, shows that around 9% of parents – or 1.3 million – said they expect to visit a Tafel to help cover living expenses, with 88% saying their monthly grocery shop has increased in price over the past three months.
Of parents who reported an increase in their household bills, 58% have saved on heating as a result. A third (33%) of all parents reported skipping a meal or meals in the last three months to keep up with other important expenses, while one in five (20%) was unable to eat a warm meal at least once Cooking food because she couldn’t afford to use the oven.
The study comes as Deliveroo and Trussell Trust announce a new partnership to provide up to two million meals and support to people suffering from hunger across the country.
Deliveroo will allow customers to add a fundraiser to their in-app meal orders, with all proceeds going to the Trussell Trust food banks.
Deliveroo employees will also volunteer for the charity. Donations go into packages containing at least three days’ worth of food for individuals and families.
Will Shu, Chief Executive of Deliveroo said: “I am delighted that we are working with the Trussell Trust to support local food banks across the country. We are committed to using our platform to play a positive role in the communities in which we operate. Together with our consumers, our amazing restaurant and grocery partners and our network of drivers, we want to do our part to help fight food insecurity in the UK.
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Emma Revie, chief executive of Trussell Trust, said: “Everyone should be able to afford their own food, but as families face their worst income squeeze in a generation, people are telling us they are making impossible choices between heating and eating and coercion turning to food banks to feed themselves.
“Our new partnership with Deliveroo will help us support food banks to bring emergency food and in-food bank support to thousands of people in an immediate crisis as we work toward our long-term vision of a future where no one touches Charity must come through.”
Stack Data Strategy surveyed 3,200 UK parents with dependent children between March 18th and 31st.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nearly-one-10-parents-very-26733816 Almost every tenth parent “very likely” needs a blackboard due to the rising cost of living