Help­ing hands

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Presents

This Trus­sell Trust’s Big Wrap scheme pro­vides Christ­mas gifts to chil­dren whose par­ents use food banks.

Heat and light

Char­i­ties in­clud­ing the Sal­va­tion Army and the Trus­sell Trust help peo­ple in need with util­ity bills.

Cloth­ing

Sharewear in Not­ting­ham is among or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­vid­ing emer­gency bed­ding and clothes to peo­ple in cri­sis.

Beauty

Like a food bank but pro­vid­ing es­sen­tial per­sonal care, toi­letries and cos­met­ics in­stead, Beauty Banks was set up by Guardian writ­ers Sali Hughes and Jo Jones.

Lunches

Char­i­ties such as TLG (Trans­form­ing Lives for Good) pro­vide a free, healthy lunch dur­ing school hol­i­days to chil­dren in re­ceipt of free school meals .

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