LYHA Festive Calendar 2017

It's the 1st December and the day when many of us open the first door or window on our advent calendars in the countdown for Christmas.

However, many people cannot afford to eat or heat their homes properly, and with 1 in 200 people now classed as homeless, too many people do not have their own front door to open.

Between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis compared to 1,109,309 in 2015-16. Of this number, 436,938 went to children.