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NOCN marks International Day of Charity by supporting Trussell Trust Food Banks

Today (Thursday 5th September 2019) is the International Day of Charity and as part of our commitment to supporting local and national charities NOCN Group has launched its campaign to support The Trussell Trust’s Food Bank.

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust’s Food Bank network offer parcels to those who are in crisis, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, whilst also campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Collection boxes have been set up within NOCN offices nationwide and all staff have been provided with a list of items they can donate including toiletries and household items.

Helen Shorter, Head of Marketing and Communications at NOCN comments: “As a leading educational and skills charity, our heritage is rooted in upskilling workers for redeployment in industrial Britin and informs our social mobility agenda. Our charitable status drives our purpose and activity, and we want more people to engage in education, apprenticeships and skills training, more often in their lives. Many studies have shown the effects of hunger on people’s ability to learn, so we are very pleased to be supporting the Trussell Trust food banks in their work to end hunger and poverty in the UK.”

Find out more about The Trussell Trust HERE