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Foodbank is still OPEN

Foodbank is still OPEN. Mon, Wed & Fri by phone with deliveries being made to homes. Referrals for food for people in food poverty can be made by phone between 9.30am – 12.30pm & will be delivered if possible that afternoon. Referrals after 12.30pm will go out on our next working day.

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Coronavirus Update

We wanted to give you an update on our service and a reassurance that we are putting a plan in place to allow us to continue to do what we do best – feeding people in crisis. At the moment we are open, but please check regularly for updates. We still need donations of food as […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar

??It’s that time of year again, Christmas is coming. Last year the Reverse Advent Calendar helped us provide 130 families with Christmas Hampers. Perhaps you could get together with friends, family or colleagues to do it. We can send out copies on request. It would be great if you could get the donation to us […]

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Fenton’s Foodbank Visit

Rovers Ladies midfielder Natasha Fenton visited her charity sponsor Blackburn Foodbank on #FoodbankFriday. The charity was chosen to represent the Rovers midfielder as part of the One Love, One Rovers fundraising campaign. Known as #SponsorTheChampions, it helped to sponsor 17 first-team Ladies players for the 2019-20 season by raising over £4,000 for the team. And […]

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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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