BirminghamLive launched their #FoodSOS campaign in the city to help support families who were struggling to put food on the table. They urged readers to donate food, money or time to help those in need.
BirminghamLive sought to help those who were struggling as a result of the cost-of-living crisis – so far more than £12,000 has been raised.
#FoodSOS has supported food banks and other organisations feeding a rising tide of hungry people. BirminghamLive also teamed up with Food Justice League to help those living in Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull, asking the public to help their local food bank and to donate money.
BirminghamLive have also joined forces with the Active Wellbeing Society to help coordinate a brilliant network of foodbanks, food pantries, community projects, pay-as-you-feel cafes, faith and civic organisations offering free or cheap food in their local area.
BirminghamLive editor Graeme Brown said: “Have no doubt, the situation is dire – people are going hungry and poverty is on the rise – anyone who can help, now is a brilliant time to do it.”
"Have no doubt, the situation is dire - people are going hungry and poverty is on the rise - anyone who can help, now is a brilliant time to do it."BirminghamLive editor Graeme Brown