27 Nov 19
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 […]
15 Oct 19
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 […]
10 Oct 19
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.
11 Sep 19
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.
25 Feb 19
“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 […]
15 Dec 18
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 […]
23 Dec 15
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.
8 Dec 15
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 […]
1 Dec 15
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 […]
21 Oct 15
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, […]