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WuffitMix support The Trussell Trust with donation of dog food...

WuffitMix have recently donated a supply of dog food to The Trussell Trust - an organisation who support a nationwide network of food banks. Together 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.

A van full of local donations, including bags of WuffitMix dog food, was driven by Steve Pinder, who is Fleet Manager of our parent company, Dugdale Nutrition. Steve provided transport for donations to be taken from the Clitheroe food bank down to the Liverpool Cathedral food bank, as they were running low on provisions.

Having donated dog food to our local Ribble Valley food bank on numerous occasions, we were only too happy to send some over to Liverpool.

Steve says, "When I was approached about transporting donations, I was more than happy to step in and help. It was an opportunity to 'do my bit' for the local community and as Dugdale Nutrition have factories in both Clitheroe and Speke, I knew it would be something they would want to get involved with wherever possible."

With the ongoing cost of living crisis, we feel it is more important than ever to support such worthwhile local charities and people and pets in need. It has recently been reported than UK pet owners are being forced to give up their pets due to surging energy and living costs.

The Dogs Trust, which currently has 692 dogs needing homes in 21 centres across the country, said the last time it had seen anything like this was in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.

As people are being forced to choose between feeding themselves and their children, or their animals, and the number of abandoned pets is on the rise, WuffitMix want to do as much as possible to support local people who are referred to The Trussell Trust & Ribble Valley Foodbank in crisis. We will be setting up a regular monthly donation and hope this helps to keep people with their beloved animals wherever possible.

In order to get help from a food bank you will need to be referred with a voucher, which can be issued by a number of local community organisations (for instance schools, GPs and advice agencies). Your local food bank can advise which agencies can help.

No-one should go hungry - The Trussell Trust are there to help. If you are in crisis, please call one of the helplines below:

If you live in England or Wales please call 'Help through Hardship' for free to talk confidentially to a trained Citizens Advice adviser on:

0808 208 2138

(Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Closed on public holidays.)

If you live in Northern Ireland please call please call for free to talk confidentially to a trained Advice NI adviser on:

0800 915 4604

(Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Closed on public holidays.)

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