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1396 emergency food supplies given to local people in 2017/2018

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 1396 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Devizes Foodbank, compared to 1121 in the previous year. Of this number, 568 went to children. We believe the local increase is due to people struggling with continued issues with benefit payments; issues with […]

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Devizes Foodbank – Annual General Meeting

Devizes Foodbank will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22 May, 7pm at Devizes Community Hub. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Come along and find out what we have been up to during the past year and our plans for the future. Please email info@devizes.foodbank.org.uk if you plan to attend so […]

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Current shortages

Currents shortages are: Long life milk Sponge puddings Thank you

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Foodbank thanks local community for ‘incredible’ response to calls for support

Devizes Foodbank was able to provide emergency food and seasonal treats to hundreds of local people facing hunger in the lead up to Christmas thanks to generous support across Devizes and the Kennet area. Liz Starling, Foodbank Manager at Devizes Foodbank said: “We hope that one day there will be no need for a foodbank […]

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Tesco customers in Marlborough have donated thousands of meals to local foodbank this Christmas

A total of 5,190 meals were donated to Devizes and Kennet Foodbank to help local people by generous customers at Tesco store in Marlborough. The food donated is given in emergency food parcels to people referred because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their families. The foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust foodbank […]

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Hidden goodies for Foodbank

YOUNGSTERS from a village school did their bit to help needy families over the festive period of Christmas and New Year. The children at Chirton Primary organised a reverse advent calendar that introduced a novel way of donating food. A spokesman for the school said: “The children had the opportunity of picking a number then […]

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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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