Trussell Trust calls for direct DWP hotline

Charity calls for direct DWP hotline as new figures show 2693 emergency food parcels given to local people by Oldham Foodbank in six months 2693 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Oldham Foodbank in first half of the year – over 960 went to children Latest statistics published by […]

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Combined Harvest Appeal 2016

Oldham Foodbank launches new ‘Combined Harvest’ Appeal, calling for combined funds & food donations this Harvest Oldham Foodbank has launched a new appeal, asking local people to take a different approach this Harvest by giving a ‘Combined Harvest’ donation of food and money, which will help the charity continue its vital work during the shift […]

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Our first quarter figures are up!

Our first quarter figures are up! Our figures for the first quarter of the financial year (April-June) have shown an increase in the number of food parcels distributed from Oldham Foodbank. 2015 figures were 1226 3 day food supplies to 875 adults and 351 children 2016 saw this increase to 1290 3 day food supplies […]

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Oldham Foodbank “in Touch” Project

Oldham Foodbank “In Touch” Project When people come into the foodbank we are often asked by them if they can use our phone, this is because either they have no credit on their PAYG mobile or they don’t have a phone. Only this week we had a typical request when a young man, Tony, was […]

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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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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

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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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