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Waterloo Food Banquet

Waterloo Foodbank exists to ensure that no-one in Waterloo goes hungry by providing three days’ worth of emergency food to local people in crisis. Since its inception in 2011 they have provided over 10,000 food parcels to local people in crisis. Waterloo Foodbank invite you to their fundraising dinner. This three-course meal will be cooked by […]

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Waterloo Foodbank provides 10,000th food parcel

Waterloo Foodbank has provided food for over 10,000 local people in crisis since it opened in January 2012. Now open six days a week across three different local churches, the Foodbank has seen a sharp increase in its use over the past year.Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, Waterloo Foodbank gave out 38.1% […]

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My First Day at Waterloo Foodbank

I found out about the foodbank at Waterloo via an online search and thought it would be a great way to offer my time to charity. I had worked in charity shops before but being able to see the immediate positive effect appealed to me so I decided to give it a go. When I […]

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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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