Food banks

What role do faith-based organisations play in supporting people in financial need?

Drawing on preliminary results from Faith and Finance Survey, we are uncovering a variety of ways in which faith-based organisations and charities are making a significant contribution to alleviating poverty, tackling financial exclusion and advocating ethical products and interest-free forms of credit.

The Trussell Trust: What kind of society do you want to live in?

The Trussell Trust was founded in 1997 to work homeless children in Bulgaria. In recent years, partly due to the debate about welfare reform, it has become better known as the organisation that runs Britain’s largest network of food banks. In this article, Ewan Gurr of the Trust writes about the charity’s Christian roots and motivations, and how its work relates to wider questions of empathy and social justice.