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September Wishlist

Our September Wishlist is out – please click here to download it.   

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Recipe of the month

Sausage and Butter Bean Bake. For 4 people. Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time (Microwave) 4 minutes Total cost £2.57 Ingredients 1 tin potatoes 15p 1 large tin sweetcorn 35p 1 tin chopped tomatoes with herbs 45p 2 tins Hot Dog sausages 90p 1 tin carrots 19p 1 tin butter beans 33p 1 onion 20p […]

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Clients with limited cooking facilities

Our Warehouse manager recently requested the following items. Cereals – no porridge oats instant mash potato cup a soup instant noodles pot noodles microwave rice pouches tea bags tinned pasta products ie spaghetti, ravioli, macaroni cheese We have had a dramatic increase in the number of clients arriving at the centre who have very limited […]

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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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