Nearly half of people in Brighton feel financially insecure or regularly get anxious over the cost-of-living crisis, research shows.

A survey by food bank charity The Trussell Trust found more than 50 per cent of people also felt their mental health had been affected by the current crisis.

The charity, now partnering with Deliveroo, said the majority of those who sought mental health support found it difficult to access food support services in the city.

Following the success of a previous campaign, Deliveroo is now adding a round-up feature on purchases to allow customers to donate small amounts on top of their meals.


The money will go towards providing millions of meals to people in need and help them access other support services by working with Citizens’ Advice and Mind.

Samantha Stapley, chief operations and people officer at The Trussell Trust, said: “The partnership is not only helping provide emergency food to help food banks meet the rising levels of need but also funding initiatives that connect people to mental health support and deliver personalised financial guidance to help people increase their income so that they do not need to visit a food bank again.”