Eat or Heat launches, supporting people forced to choose between food and fuel
‘Eat or Heat’, a fund to help people who are faced with the desperate choice of feeding their family or heating their home, has launched.
ACO corporate partner, C Supplies, one of the UK’s leading fulfilment, grant administration and discounted goods providers has created the campaign, with support from Judith Smith, Chief Executive of the Teaching Staff Trust, to raise funds for families and individuals most in need. Charities across the UK can apply for a £25 food or energy voucher from the available funds, on behalf of anyone they know to be struggling.
C Supplies is donating to the fund throughout the year and is encouraging any individual or business who is able to, to do the same.
As C Supplies Founder, Tony Bates, explains:
“Nearly 4 million children and 10 million adults in the UK can’t afford regular meals, and almost 8 million households will experience fuel poverty by April. Many are too fearful to put their heating on because they simply can’t pay for it. Many are going hungry instead.
We work with UK charities and grant-giving organisations on a daily basis and can see how desperate the situation really is. We wanted to do something to directly help people known to charities, as being in dire need.
We’re appealing to anyone who can, to join us and donate through our Just Giving page. Every donation will make a genuine difference to people faced with the impossible decision of heating their homes or feeding themselves and their children.”
Charities can find out more on how to apply for a voucher here: www.eatorheat.com
Or you can email us directly at:
Donations to the fund can be made here on Just Giving: https://bit.ly/eatorheatJustGiving