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Clay Cross Foodbank on the move

Clay Cross Foodbank is moving to new premises; we have been asked to leave our current location as it is about to be rented. But thanks to our ongoing support from Derbyshire County Council we have been offered a larger warehouse in the same area. This will create opportunities for us to develop the services […]

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Budgeting Course Dates Released

On the 6th of May we will be starting our next Christians Against Poverty Budgeting Course. It will run  for two weeks after foodbank from 2:30 – 3:45 pm at Community of Christ. You don’t need to let us know you are coming, just turn up on the day. This will be a course especially […]

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World Book Night Celebration

On Tuesday 19th April we were happy to welcome Sue from Derbyshire Libraries to bring books for our clients and volunteers to take and talk to them about what the library offers. We have kept extra books to give out on Friday. Libraries offer internet access and support to learn how to use computers, books […]

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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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