It’s time to put your best foot forward and help us stamp out UK hunger one step at a time.

Step Up September is a virtual challenge that allows you to get together with friends and family for a challenge whilst raising vital funds for the Trussell Trust. Step Up September can be completed in your own time at your own pace, perfect for fitting in with your busy life! So, whether you're a solo stepper taking the challenge alone or spreading the miles across you and your mates, take on the Step Up September challenge today!

This is a great walking challenge for everyone, whatever your fitness level!

Linking your Strava or manually entering your miles, it’s completely up to you how you clock up your miles so it’s perfect for families, friends, workmates, your social group or for those of you who simply love getting out and exploring the great outdoors!

Step Up September is also the perfect way to kick start a healthier routine. Getting out and about is a great way to get fit, connect with nature and de-stress.

If you're able to cover your miles outside, we ask you to do so safely, following Government Guidelines.


Why are your steps so important?

No one should be faced with the indignity of needing emergency food. Yet, between April 2020 and March 2021, food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network gave out more than 2.5m emergency food parcels. That’s a 33% increase compared to the previous year and the first time the number of food parcels distributed has topped 2million. 

During this extraordinarily difficult year, more than 980,000 emergency food parcels were given to children - that’s almost two parcels every minute.

Need for emergency food has been increasing year-on-year and these figures highlight an alarming 128% rise compared to this time five years ago. 

This is not right but we know that together we can build a better future. This pandemic has shown the unexpected can hit us suddenly, with devastating consequences for people’s lives. 

It also demonstrated the way in which communities respond with kindness, compassion, and generosity. 

Hunger in the UK isn’t about food, it’s about people not having enough money for the basics. When one person goes hungry, our whole society is weaker. We know change is possible. It’s time to work together to build a hunger free future. This is why your support is vital.