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Deputy warehouse manager required

A Deputy Warehouse Manager is required at our Batheaston warehouse to cover the Thursday morning shift. The position is voluntary and involves a regular weekly commitment to Thursday mornings between 9.30am and midday. The Deputy will assist the warehouse manager to manage a small group of voluntary workers to sort and store food donations. There […]

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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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Latest national Foodbank figures

“Thank you for the help at a difficult time of my life and keeping a spark of hope alive. A man can live about 40 days without food, 3 days without water, 5 minutes without air, but only one second without hope.”   Last week we released our latest figures, revealing that between April and September 2015, […]

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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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Trussell Trust end-of-year statistics

The End-of-Year report for the Foodbanks across the South West has been released. Click this link to see the report and statistics for the region in full.   The figures for the Bath Foodbank are as follows: 2780 people fed during the 2014-2015 year, including 786 children. The top three primary referral causes were: low income, benefit delay and changes, and debt.

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