Federation members with post offices are helping to raise thousands of pounds for people living in poverty.
The Post Office has launched a new partnership with the Trussell Trust, donating 1p for every cash withdrawal made over the counter in any of its branches.
With over 1.5 million over the counter cash withdrawals every week, Post Office hopes to raise £250,000 through the campaign, which runs until the end of March 2022. The campaign does not include withdrawals from ATMs.
The donation will help to provide vital services such as food bank provisions and financial guidance to help families reduce the impact of increasing household bills and unexpected costs this winter.
Nick Read, Post Office chief executive, said. “This can be an incredibly difficult time of year for many people who are struggling to make ends meet and facing impossible financial decisions. We believe that no-one should have to choose between heating and eating this winter and that’s why we’re extremely proud to partner with the Trussell Trust.
“By customers withdrawing cash at a Post Office counter at any of our 11,500 branches for free, rather than using a cashpoint, we’re hoping to raise £250,000 to help the Trussell Trust fight poverty and hunger.”
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of over 1,300 food bank centres and together they provide emergency food parcels to people locked into poverty and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.