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A massive thank you for your help and donations

A massive thank you to everyone who donated food at our recent Tesco collections at Tesco Extra, Savile Street and Tesco Metro, Berkeley Precinct. We were blown away by the generosity of many people making this was our most successful collection ever, with over 3.6 tonnes of food being donated! Thank you so much! We […]

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A big thank you!

Massive thanks once again to all our generous supporters who donated food at our Tesco collections over the last 2 weekends. Over 2.5 tons of food and toiletries were collected, providing a much needed boost to our stock room! And we are so grateful to Tesco  for making this possible – and to all the wonderful […]

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Thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food at the recent Tesco collection. A massive 3.5 tons of food was collected making this our most successful one yet! That’s over 10,000 meals! We are so grateful for your generosity. A big thank you too to Tesco for making this possible and their generous top-up […]

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Thank you!

We just want to say a big thanks to everyone who donated food at our Tesco collection last weekend. You provided a much needed boost to our food stocks as we have been very busy recently. Thank you on behalf of everyone who will be on the receiving end of your generosity. A big thanks too to […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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

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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

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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

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

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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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