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The Trussell Trust scoops top award at the Charity Awards 2016

The Trussell Trust is delighted to announce that it has taken the Overall Award at this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. As well as winning the top prize in the Social Care and Welfare category, The Trussell Trust was chosen as the Overall Winner at this […]

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Volunteers needed for Summer 2016 Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection

Helping the hidden hungry in Morecambe is what we’re all about! That’s why we’re preparing this summer to take part in the national “Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection” event and we’re looking for your help! From 2nd -3rd July 2016 we’ll be collecting food donations at Carnforth Tesco and believe us when we say #EveryCanHelps. Last year we gave […]

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New foodbank van gets donations rolling in

On June 10th last year we took delivery of our brand new Foodbank van, which we have bought from the Citroen dealership at Vantage, Morecambe. The new vehicle will be of vital importance to the Foodbank’s work collecting donations from our permanent collection points at Tesco (Carnforth) and Asda and Sainsbury’s (Lancaster). It will also […]

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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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