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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

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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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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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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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