A FOOD trust has recently launched its fifth annual winter appeal, aimed at raising essential funds to provide nutritious meals to those facing food insecurity throughout the winter.

A number of organisations in Hampshire will benefit from the support the Country Food Trust provides, including Andover Foodbank, Basingstoke Foodbank and Trinity Winchester.

Food insecurity is still on the rise as the cost-of-living crisis bites for a second winter. The Country Food Trust, which is a registered charity, is committed to alleviating this by delivering high-protein nutritious meals to those in need.

The trust's meals provide essential nutrition to improve the health and wellbeing of those most affected by food insecurity.

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Basingstoke Gazette: The Country Trust's CEO SJ HuntThe Country Trust's CEO SJ Hunt (Image: The Country Food Trust)

Chief executive SJ Hunt said: “There is unlimited demand for our high protein ambient meals. Every pound donated through the Winter Appeal goes towards producing and distributing these fantastic meals to help feed people in need. Your generosity will make a difference to those facing food insecurity."

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A patron for The Country Food Trust, Adam Henson, said: “More people than ever are living in food insecurity and on behalf of the CFT, I urge people to please give generously this winter as we look to distribute as many meals as possible.”

There are a number of ways to support the Country Food Trust, including donating to its winter appeal, becoming a regular donor or spreading the word via social media, using the hashtag #CFTWinterAppeal.

More information on The Country Food Trust can be found at thecountryfoodtrust.org or email enquiries directly to enquiries@thecountryfoodtrust.org.