A recent study showed that nearly 1 in 4 people in the UK are currently living in poverty. The government recognised this in March 2020 when it brought in the £20 uplift to Universal Credit.
Without this, many people in Reading will live on £20 a week or less after bills and council tax. Citizens Advice is campaigning to keep the uplift.
#EatFor20 is a challenge set by Citizens Advice Reading and ReadiFood to help raise awareness of the difficulties faced by our friends and neighbours and to raise much needed funds for us to support them.