Trussell Trust wins OFM outstanding achievement award

Trussell Trust isn’t entirely thrilled at having won Observer Food Monthly’s Outstanding Achievement for 2017. “Obviously, awards can be quite difficult, can’t they?” says Mark Ward, the charity’s interim CEO. “… it’s terrible and it’s not terrible because it  means now there are 300 places where if somebody’s struggling they can go to. So we […]

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Two new centres added

This October we have added two new distribution centres; Eastry Village Hall, open Mondays 10:30 – 12;30, and St Nicholas’ Church at Ash, open Wednesdays 12:30 – 14:30. Details of the locations, days and times can also be found on our Locations page.

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Loach film to screen at Astor Community Theatre

The Astor Community Theatre will hold a fundraising screening of I, Daniel Blake the 2016 British-French drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach’s frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. Foodank supporters will want to see this popular, award-winning film about the harsh realities of life on welfare. Part of the ticket price will go […]

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Foodbank referrals peak just before Christmas

The Trussell Trust is calling on the public to help families facing hunger this Christmas as foodbanks busiest month of the year begins. Newly released figures reveal that during December 2015, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network provided 133,734 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis; 56,779 of these went to children. This is […]

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Warehouse volunteers needed

We need additional warehouse volunteers at one of our busiest times of the year. We are open 0815-1130 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings – any hours you can manage will be welome and a very great help.

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Drivers needed

We need several van drivers to help us distribute food from our warehouse. This involves 2 or 3  hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and or Thusday morning collecting and delivering food in the local area, using a Luton van. If you’d like to help, please download and complete a volunteer application form. and get in touch. […]

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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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