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St Albans & District Foodbank: back to normal 2020 arrangements

Foodbank opening times: back to normal 2020 Monday  – Office: open as usual Tuesday – New Greens Foodbank: open at Christ Church, 3 High Oaks, St Albans AL3 6DJ from 1:00 until 3:00pm Tuesday  – Cunningham Foodbank: open at Cunningham Hub, 207 Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans AL1 5PX from 4pm to 5.30pm Wednesday – […]

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More people than ever expected to need a food bank ahead of Christmas

With Christmas only a few weeks away, the Trussell Trust is concerned new figures from December 2018, taken alongside the increase in food bank parcels needed so far this year, suggest more people than ever will need a food bank’s help. Data released today shows December 2018 was the busiest month for food banks last […]

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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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