2023 - "Hike Against Hunger" - Mind, Body and Soul!
In April 2022, before the price rises, it was estimated that 5.3 million people had to choose between eating and heating. Food bank usage has risen by nearly 100% since 2007.
To combat the issue of food poverty in the UK, GUGB 2023 is supporting three splendid charities, in mental, physical and commitment challenges:
Magic Breakfast is a national organisation that has been running for over two decades and provides schools with up to 200,000 breakfasts a day. Their mission is simple; child hunger should never be a barrier to education.
The Tri Services Veterans Support Centre is a Stoke-based unit run by veterans, for veterans. They provide camaraderie, signposting and support along with 60,000 meals for veterans. They also "stood to", distributing 250,000 meals to the local community during the pandemic.
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of 1,200 food banks. They provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
StrongMen and The Lucy Rayner Foundation provide life-changing and life-saving support in that critical moment of need to men and young people, we supported The Lucy Rayner Foundation to continue offering IMMEDIATE face-to-face counselling sessions for young people and TWELVE months of weekender retreats organised by StrongMen.
Even before COVID, homelessness has been a growing issue in the UK and it’s a very complex topic that is close to our hearts.
Buses 4 Homeless have a very unique and bespoke end to end solution. They provide accommodation, training and support from their unique yet established rehabilitation centre.
Buses 4 Homeless is a low-cost holistic solution to this growing issue. By refurbishing decommissioned buses into purpose-built end to end facilities for Eating, Sleeping, Wellbeing and Learning we intend to make a dent in this growing issue by re-engaging homeless people back into the community.
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