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Reverse Advent Calendar Christmas Appeal 2019

Christmas can be a difficult time for many, especially for those living on a tight budget. With increased winter fuel bills alongside the seasonal pressures many will find themselves in food crisis. For 25 days, from Friday 30th November, please could you donate an item daily from the list in the PDF that you can […]

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Harpenden Distribution Centre Move

Please note that from 11th October 2019 the Harpenden Distribution centre can be found at the Crabtree Church, 139 Crabtree Lane, Harpenden, AL5 5RD every Friday from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

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Lea Valley Walk

Luton Foodbank’s Maggie Herod is walking the Lea Valley (86kms) to help raise money for the Foodbank. Over 6 days she and her dog Kiwi will meet representatives of local Foodbanks along the way. Here she is in Harpenden with Kiwi & Robert Smalley who represented the St Albans & District Foodbank.  

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Five weeks is too long to wait for Universal Credit – join the campaign

  “We’re a country that prides itself on making sure proper support is in place for each other when help is most needed – that’s why we created our fire service, our health service, and our benefits system. But Universal Credit – our new benefits system – isn’t the poverty-fighting reform that was promised. In […]

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Christmas 2018 arrangements

W/C 31st December 2018: 1st January 2019 – New Greens and Cunningham Foodbanks CLOSED 2nd January from 12.30 until 2.30pm OPEN at Christadelphian Church Hall, 4 – 6 Abbots Avenue, St Albans. AL1 2HX 3rd January from 12.30 until 2.30pm OPEN at Hilldyke Community Centre, 17 Hilldyke Road. Wheathampstead. AL4 8TU 4th January from 1pm […]

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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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