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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Tesco collection helps spread festive cheer

A massive thank you to everyone who donated their time to help out at our latest collection in Tesco Crewe over the weekend.   It was a great team effort and thanks to the generosity of local people we will once again be able to spread some festive cheer this Christmas. One young boy blew […]

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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Foobank bags support from Wulvern

From 5th October shoppers will be charged 5p for a plastic carrier bag. Most of the donated food we receive comes in to us in these carrier bags, we then reuse the bags to transport food from our store room to our clients homes. We know that this new charge we will have a knock on effect on the amount […]

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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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A massive festive thank you!

There are so many people and businesses to thank for your kindness and support over the Christmas period. As well as providing the usual emergency food provision we also gave out 60 festive parcels to lonely elderly people via the Christmas day lunch at the Methodist lunch and we made up 86 Christmas parcels which […]

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