Popular charity to host 5k run to raise funds for foodbanks
People in Glasgow are being urged to get their trainers to help support an anti-poverty charity's mission.
The Trussell Trust is encouraging Glaswegians to run, jog or walk in this year's Race Against Hunger 5k.
The race will take place on Saturday, April 1 and participants can plan their own route and take on the event at a time that suits them.
The event has been designed to help raise funds for food banks across the UK.
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The charity reported that between April and September 2022, 320,000 people were forced to turn to a food bank in its network for the first time.
Kate Merrifield, Events Engagement Manager at the Trussell Trust, said:
"Race Against Hunger is not just a run. It’s an opportunity to call for change and help build a future where no one will need to use a food bank to get by.
"It’s a challenge for everyone, whatever your fitness level, age, background or ability. You can run, walk or cycle or do it alone or with family, friends, or colleagues while raising vital funds to support people facing hardship today and help end the need for food banks in the UK.”
"We also have Race Against Hunger for Schools and Youth Groups. If you run a youth group or work at a school or nursery, it’s free to take part in and easy to organise.
"We’re urging everyone in Glasgow to lace up their trainers and join #TeamTrussell – together, we can create a fairer, more just society."
Actor and writer Ben Willbond will be taking part in Race Against Hunger for the second time this year.
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He said: "This is no longer a cost-of-living crisis but an emergency and people on the lowest incomes are feeling it the most.
"I’m a big supporter of the Trussell Trust and the food banks in their network make such a difference to people who are facing hunger. But they shouldn’t exist. Everyone should have enough money in their pocket to afford the essentials.
“I was part of #TeamTrussell last year to Race Against Hunger. It really does feel like more than a run. You are part of a movement for change to create a more just society where food banks are a thing of the past.
"Run with us and help us build a future where none of us needs a food bank because none of us will allow it.”
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