Food banks say they have a shortage of basic items because shoppers are stockpiling as fears grow over the spread of coronavirus.
According to a recent BBC report, items like toiletries, pasta, and rice are proving difficult to come by, and donations are the lowest they have ever been.
Foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust, who keep hundreds of food banks across the country in-stock, is appealing to the generous nature of the public to keep their essential service available.
With increased social distancing measures being imposed by the government, and more people feeling unable to drop off vital donations, Give as you Live are offering alternative methods of support to those wishing to help their local foodbanks at this vital time.
By raising FREE donations
By becoming a FREE member of the Give as you Live Online community and selecting your local foodbank (or The Trussell Trust) as your supported charity, you can raise FREE donations when you shop at over 4,400 retailers.
Membership is free, and there are no fees for the charity either, meaning they receive 100% of the donations you earn.
By making a donation
No matter how much you are able to spare, it really could help.
According to The Trussell Trust, just £10 could help give a parent peace of mind that their family will not go hungry tonight.
By setting up a Direct Debit
If you would like to make a monthly repeat donation, you can set up a Direct Debit for a set amount, to leave your bank on the day of your choice.
At a time when mass participation events such as marathons are being canceled and charities like The Trussell Trust are losing vital donations, a commitment to regular giving could really make the difference to families in your area.