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Half Term Holiday Club – Paganhill

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Seasons of Sustenance Cookbook

Transition Stroud has produced a beautiful cookbook full of seasonal, nutritional healthy recipes to raise funds and awareness of the work of Stroud District Foodbank. An attractive book, full of inspiration and peppered with Foodbank Facts. Easy to use and guaranteed to become a household favourite. Copies can be purchased from the following venues: Vestry […]

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Universal Credit Roll Out – please do not struggle

The Trussel Trust has called on the Government to pause the roll out of Universal Credit, recognising that the 6 week delay in processing the new benefits will place extra burden on claimants. If you are experiencing or know someone struggling with benefit payment delays due to the transition to Universal Credit, help is available. […]

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Summer Holiday Club!!

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Come and join the fun at a free holiday club at Farmhill Baptist church from 10.30 am to 2 pm  each Tuesday of the holidays.   There will be activities, crafts and a free, wonderful freshly-cooked hot meal.   Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Christmas Hamper Joy

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From time to time we receive lovely emails, letters and texts from customers expressing their thanks. We thought we would share this one as an encouragement to all those who donated at Christmas.   I just want to thank you for your kind food donations at Christmas for helping my family get through that Christmas […]

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Marcella’s Story

For nine years, Marcella, 32, a trained veterinary nurse from Chelmsford, has suffered from a chronic spinal condition. Unfortunately, when her health deteriorated, she was forced to stop working to undergo a spinal operation and it was then that she began to notice herself struggling. She explained: “Sometimes it’s very difficult to manage, even budget, especially […]

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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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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Better than a trip to Alton Towers

We had a fantastic visit from the Randwick School council last Friday.  We showed the children around the warehouse and chatted about why the Foodbank is needed.  They were especially interested in the reasons for people needing to visit the Foodbank and what goes into a food parcel.  They were very helpful, as they brought […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

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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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