19 Apr 16
Iris Maxfield, Foodbank volunteer writes on food poverty for Huffington Post and also raises over 2100 food items at her school. Iris Maxfield, a regular member of the foodbank’s client-facing team, has had an article on food poverty published in the Huffington Post, the online daily with more than 84 million readers. Read her post […]
7 Apr 16
Our food drive at Waitrose on 16 January raised an amazing 45 crates of donated food. Thanks to all Islington residents and shoppers for your generosity. A wonderful start to 2016.
7 Apr 16
Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury seen here lending a helping hand at the Food drive at Waitrose Holloway Road at the end of October. Emily commented: “I was very moved by the sheer open hearted generosity of Islington people and their sense that no-one in our community should go without food. I […]
7 Apr 16
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!
23 Dec 15
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.
8 Dec 15
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 […]
1 Dec 15
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 […]
7 Nov 15
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 […]
21 Oct 15
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, […]
30 Aug 15
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.