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Supermarket drive- 26th April

We have collected 1178.2 kgs of food during our supermarket drive at Waitrose, Liverpool Road. Thank you very much to everyone for their generous contributions!

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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?

Islington Foodbank

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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October sees flood of food donations

Prior West Primary School and Children’s Centre did a Harvest Festival collection at the school  for the Food Bank. They set up the food basket (seen in the photo) with a scarecrow above it to encourage people to donate food. This resulted in a bumper collection which they brought in.     a performance management company […]

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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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Waitrose Supermarket Drive on 19 August collects 10 crates of food and £92

At the Waitrose Supermarket Drive on 19 August our enthusiastic team of volunteers, including invaluable help from Free the Children (pictured here) collected 10 crates of food and £92 in donations. Thanks to Waitrose staff for all their help.

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Free the Children UK support Supermarket Drive at Morrisons

On 9 May, a brilliantly energetic group from Free the Children UK gave up their Saturday to help at the supermarket drive at Morrisons on Holloway Road. We are very grateful for the donations and Free the Children’s support helped us to speak to local people about the work of Islington Foodbank. Thanks to the staff […]

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Waitrose supermarket drive yields over 1000 kg of food

We had a very successful food drive in April at which , at which we collected an incredible 1032kg of non-perishable essential food items for our three-day emergency food parcels. Thanks very much to the staff for accommodating us and for their generous and ongoing support.

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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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