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Well Done Scarlett!!

6 year old Scarlett Brumfitt was determined to raise some money for her local foodbank, so she took to her bike. Cycling 10 miles around Holme Pierrepoint she managed to raise £210 through sponsorship from friends and family. Many thanks and a BIG Well Done to her and all who supported her.  

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Pride of Gedling

Arnold Foodbank were very honoured to be acknowledged with a Special Award in this years Pride of Gedling Awards. This is a reflection on our local community – donors, volunteers, Support staff and all who contribute to ensuring that people have someone to turn to when they are in need. Thanks to all.

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Christmas!!

Trussell Trust foodbanks are based around the principle of neighbour helping neighbour. Christmas is always the time of year that we see this shining through the most. Whether its the school-child raising some money, former recipients wanting to give back or other local residents just wanting to make a difference to someones life. The food […]

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Thanks, thanks,thanks

Thanks to all you local people who have been supporting us throughout this year. There are too many to mention you all, but please know you are all appreciated. Thanks to the Community around: St Marks Woodthorpe; Redhill Lodge Drive; Hampstead Rd, Mapperley; Calverton; Lowdham; Burton Joyce; Local companies have been supporting too – Nisa […]

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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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