Four ways you can help your local foodbank

Four ways you can help your local foodbank

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years - we’re all about doing good. And that good is creating great drinks which fight hunger by feeding people in need. And while we firmly believe that the best way you can help to make a difference is through enjoying some Public Spirit - there are other ways you can help too. 

Every bottle we sell helps feed four people in need but if you fancy going a step further then we’ve put together four simple ways you can help out your local foodbank. The Trussle Trust is a network of foodbanks all over the UK and recently they shared the news that there’s been an 81% increase in foodbank usage in the past five years - which is pretty alarming and the reason we started making tasty drinks. And while demand for their services is increasing, the help they are receiving is sadly reducing, meaning they really need support. 

Our charity partners The Felix Project and The Mustard Tree are experiencing the same pressures and here’s some ways you can lend a hand. 

  • Volunteer

  • Food banks are always on the lookout for volunteers and any time you can give is bound to be a huge help. Whether it’s helping to arrange parcels one day or to help out on a regular basis - get involved. 

  • Make a food donation 

  • It goes without being said that food banks are always in need of donations. Over 90% of food distributed by them is donated by the public. However, it’s best to find out what they really need so your donation can be the most valuable - they don’t accept everything and they often get lots of the same things so check what they’re in short supply of and lend them a hand. An extra tin with your weekly shop can help make a difference. 

  • Give money

  • Monetary donations are also hugely important for food banks and you can often make them online - either as a one-off or as a regular thing. Have a look on the website to see how you can support. They rely on voluntary donations to help fund the work they do and any financial help will go a long way. 

  • Host a Public Spirit party 

  • Of course. If you have some friends over, why not have a Public Spirit party - every bottle we sell feeds four people in need and every can feeds someone too. And all while having a great time - it’s a win win. Good times, good deeds, good liquor. You can even ask everyone to bring an item of food too. 

    These are four really simple ways to help support food banks at a difficult time and can help make a difference. The Trussle Trust network has foodbanks all over the UK and there are many independent banks which often offer other services too. Get involved!