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Major increase in demand for food provision at Glasgow NW Foodbank

Almost 4300 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people by Glasgow NW foodbank in the 2015/16 financial year, compared to 3353 in 2014/15. Of this number, 1774 went to children. At the Glasgow NW Foodbank, the top three reasons for foodbank referral were: benefit delays 37 %; benefit changes 18%; low income […]

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Trussell Trust foodbank use remains at record high with over one million three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in 2015/16.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number […]

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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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