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July Newsletter

Dear Foodbank supporter,  At last we have some good news to celebrate! Not only did Andy Murray win the tennis, and Lewis Hamilton the Grand Prix, but our foodbank collection generated 4.3 tonnes of food! Thanks to the supportive staff at Tesco, wonderful and willing corporate volunteers, help from the community, the drivers and warehouse team, our regular foodbank staff and […]

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Thrale Trust grant helps set up new projects

During the spring term we were really excited to receive a grant from the Thrale Trust – a small local charity which has enabled us to start the first of our Eat Well, Spend Less projects. This course is designed to give local people the confidence and skills to cook on a budget and provide healthy […]

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Stock in short supply

Can you help us cope with increased demand this half term? Low stock levels and an increase in clients in need of food parcels has left our shelves looking bare. We’re in urgent need of: UHT milk tinned tomatoes tinned meat (like corned beef and pies) instant mash tinned/instant custard tinned veg toilet rolls toothpaste shower […]

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Grateful thanks to The Walcot Foundation

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We’re extremely grateful for the support of The Walcot Foundation in supporting our Foodbank to provide additional services to those in need. The Walcot Foundation have provided £25,000 for advice workers to be available in all Foodbank sessions, helping those in need to access vital services and other sources of support.  Either Centre 70 or Brixton Advice team will […]

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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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