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Christmas hampers and Tesco Collection….

Dates for your diaries please…. Tesco collection is on 1st – 3rd December, 9am till 5pm each day. With sorting of food starting will start 7th Dec after 1pm, till late… Christmas Hamper Building – is Monday 19th December 10am to 4pm – we aim to prepare food parcels, and arrange for collection starting at […]

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Project Manager goes BONKERS!!!!!

Jump delayed till November ….. but WILL still happen!! Its official, Jude Lechmere our project manager has gone BONKERS and is jumping out of a plan at 11,000 feet to raise money for a trip to Zimbabwe next year to build a school room. When asked why Jude said, ‘ I love doing foodbank and […]

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Sawtry Carnival gets people thinking

Sawtry Carnival

The Sawtry carnival was held on 11 June 2016 and the foodbank had a stall. We sold the chocolate bunnys and the remaining lego, we made £91.30.  Thank you for the bunnys and lego. In addition we prepared a single person’s food parcel and asked people to guess the weight for a small donation. There […]

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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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