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Rucksacks and sleeping bags to be given to south Cumbria homeless

RUCKSACKS containing a sleeping bag, a stove and warm clothes are to be handed out to homeless people referred to a foodbank. Men and women who are sleeping rough will be given the backpacks after a visit to Barrow Foodbank, thanks to new funding worth more than £20,000 over four years. The money has been […]

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Barrow foodbank in Millom – Big Food Collection

The generosity of a community has been praised by a local charity as it continues its bid to feed hungry people across the area. Tesco in Millom is urging people to give generously as it joins stores across the nation to collect food for local foodbanks. This week Tesco stores across the nation will be […]

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Getting ready for the Tesco Big Collection

There is a Big food Collection that is running at tesco Extra, Tesco Flass Lane and Tesco Millom this week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This is our warehouse manager Alison in the trolley!

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Food poverty in Barrow

AT least 38 people needed hospital intervention in Barrow for malnourishment over the last three years, amid warnings more adults cannot afford to feed themselves. The number of patients treated for extreme weight loss as the primary diagnosis at Furness General Hospital has increased for the last two years. Figures revealed through Freedom of Information laws […]

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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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