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Easter Holidays

We are closed: Friday 19th April 2019 Saturday 20th April 2019 Sunday 21st April 2019 Monday 22nd April 2019 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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I WANTED TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK

Last week we received an email from someone who wished to ask for donations for Gloucester Foodbank instead of gifts for a significant birthday. The reason was that the daughter and grandchildren needed our support last year and in the words of the parent ‘I felt I wanted to give something back for the kindness […]

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WE ARE GRATEFUL

We are grateful and wish to thank all our supporters for their generosity and who continue to donate food and other items to us. With your help in 2018 we received 64.5 tonnes of food plus other items. This enabled us to provide 6,817 emergency parcels to local people referred to us as being in […]

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Emergency Use only: Update 2017

Emergency Use Report 2

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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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