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Spring Bank Holiday – May 2021

Just a quick reminder that we will be closed this bank holiday monday (31st May 2021)…We will be open again on Wednesday 2nd June at 2pm. If you need to speak with someone from the foodbank during this time you can either email [email protected] or call (01579) 550374 (please note that this is a monitored […]

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2021 May Day Bank Holiday

We will be closed on Monday 3rd May but will re-open as usual on Wednesday 5th May.

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Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected how we operate our foodbank and although restrictions are slowly lifting we are still running with restrictions in place.  When attending the Foodbank you may be asked to wait outside whilst your food parcel is being prepared, but we are slowly rolling out e-referrals so that a wait might not […]

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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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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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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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