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Foodbank Ceilidh on 7 April

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a ceilidh at Marling School on 7 April 2017.  The wonderful Phoenix Dance Band have very kindly offered to perform and we will be treated to a very lively evening, led by Derek Kingscott 8 – 11.30 pm. Plenty of parking Paying Bar and Tombola […]

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Foodbank fundraising concert by the Raga Babas

Save the Date!  25 March 2017   On 25 March 2017, the Raga Babas will be holding a fabulously entertaining dance concert at St Laurence’s Church, the Shambles, Stroud, from 6 pm until 9.30 pm .  The band comprises 13 very talented musicians and will be playing a wide variety of world music. More details to […]

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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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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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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

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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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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

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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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