Thank you so much for the amazing number of food donations

Thank you so much for the amazing number of food donations received in the lead-up to Christmas your generosity is an inspiration to us all. A special thank you too for the Christmas items and toys which help those in crisis to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. The 3 day Tesco Collection resulted in a […]

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Thank you for the School Lunch provision

School Holiday ‘Lunch Box’ Initiative             Thank you so much Thank you to everyone who supported us with this trial initiative in providing the specific items requested. We had 21 families indicating they would value this assistance during the six weeks of the Summer School Holidays when free lunches were no longer available. With […]

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Aviagen Turkeys donate £1375 to Whitchurch Foodbank

Aviagen Turkeys donate £1375 to Whitchurch Foodbank Each year the staff of Aviagen Turkeys of Tattenhall undertake a sponsored event to raise money in support of local charities.  In 2017 they decided that one of their charities would be the Whitchurch Foodbank. A team of 20 people from Aviagen Turkeys along with friends and families completed […]

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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


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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