Christmas Food Donations

We just wanted to say a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to all the Businesses, Schools and Individuals who collected and donated over 8 tonnes of food to us in the run up to Christmas. It was a bit overwheming but really encouraging.

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Advent Calendar Gift

A lovely gift of 60 Advent Calendars from Julie Coulthard and the Western Power Distribution staff in Bristol. These will be a great treat for children of families we feed. We are now taking gifts of Christmas Fayre to add to our regular food parcels in December so families can celebrate Christmas like the rest […]

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Eat Well, Spend Less!

Two ladies at the Eat Well Spend less event

At East Bristol Foodbank, Sally and Kingswood volunteers Mary, Ann and Wendy have just finished a 6-week pilot course called Eat Well, Spend Less with a CCM group called ‘MY TIME’. The course has been designed by the Trussell Trust to help people on low incomes eat well and also tackles issues such as food safety, budgeting, […]

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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?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

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

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

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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