The campaign will provide urgent support to those worst affected by the cost-of-living crisis, working with Comic Relief to fund community projects across the country.
Leading public figures, including celebrities and politicians, are supporting the five-week appeal.
It comes as inflation hits a 40-year high, with an estimated 4.3 million children now living in poverty and an increasing number of people forced to choose between heating and eating. The campaign will get tangible relief to those who need it as quickly as possible:
Over the next five weeks, The Independent will tell the stories of people in the middle of the crisis, including families who are sitting in the dark and cold at night, and toddlers who are wearing soiled nappies all day because their parents are forced to ration them.
Here’s how you can help:
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You can read the On The Breadline launch article here.