Slavery may have been abolished in Britain in 1833, but today there are still an estimated 136,000 people suffering from modern slavery in the UK and more than 40 million people trapped in modern slavery worldwide. The current pandemic is also putting more adults and children at even higher risk of exploitation.
The TRIBE Breakfast for Freedom campaign has gathered together leading food brands to help crowd fund £25,000 to support the survivors of modern slavery.
The idea is that 1,000 people donate £25 and in return receive a luxury breakfast hamper also worth £25 with products from Tony’s Chocoloney, ManiLife Peanut Butter, Plenish Drinks, MOMAOats, Eight Thirty, Indie Bay Snacks and Urban Fruits. Then everyone gets creative in the kitchen, making breakfast from the ingredients on UK Anti-Slavery Day and shares the pictures on social media. The top 50 recipes will be included in the TRIBE Breakfast for Freedom Recipe Book and everyone who donates, receives a copy through the post. Take a look at the video to find out more.
Funds raised by the Crowdfunder campaign will support the survivors of modern slavery to overcome their previous exploitation and reduce the risk of re-trafficking during the current pandemic, through community engagement, frontline partnerships, training and mentoring programmes.
Tom Stancliffe, TRIBE Founder and TRIBE Freedom Foundation Trustee said:
It’s been an extremely difficult time for survivors of modern slavery and during the lockdown, our project partners have seen a significant rise in cases of violence against women. Not only that, but the pandemic is impacting employment rates and when there’s a shortage of safe work opportunities, more people become vulnerable to exploitation and modern slavery. The timing could not be more important for our generation to take a stand and help fight modern slavery.
TRIBE Freedom Foundation is a charity that raises funds to fight modern slavery and end human trafficking. They work by raising awareness of trafficking, supporting survivors and enabling frontline projects to prevent modern slavery.
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