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Asda Collection

We are looking forward to collecting at Asda, Burringham Road this Saturday 20 August. Do pop along and support us if you are able. If you are able to help us hand shopping lists out, please get in touch as we could use a little assistance!

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Foodbank at Oasis Academy Parkwood

We are very excited to partner with Oasis Academy Parkwood. A few weeks ago some of the school council visited our warehouse and Westcliff distribution centre, and today it was our turn to visit the school to take part in their summer fayre. We ran a competition to see if anyone could work out the price […]

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Neighbourhood Collection – July 216

Great effort from our team so far: we have collected 647 kg of food! Thank you to all who have volunteered, and thank you too to the public who have given so generously.

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New distribution centre opening

We are excited to announce the opening of a new distribution centre to serve those in crisis living in the Isle of Axholme. The new centre will open its doors for the first time on Thursday 23 June 2016. The centre is being managed for us by Epworth Baptist Church under the watchful eye of […]

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Food donation from B Church

Today Jo Johnson who leads  B Church, a great place for children in Barnetby brought us a whopping 69 kg of food bought with money that the children had raised by doing sponsored events and other fund raising activities. The children had looked at the list of things that we needed at our warehouse and […]

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330 kg of food collected at Asda

We are grateful to those who gave so generously last Saturday during our Asda collection. A welcome boost to our supplies! Thank you too to our amazing volunteers who braved the cold and handed out over 1,000 shopping lists.

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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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