14 Jul 16
Applications are invited from volunteers willing to drive the Foodbank van to collect food donations from around the inner city area and to deliver food orders to our Distribution Centres within Bath. The van operates weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings between the hours of 9.30am to about midday. The van is a long wheel-based Ford […]
22 Jun 16
We were delighted and humbled to receive two accolades at the Charity Awards ceremony on June 9th – a category award for Social Care and Welfare and the Overall Winner. These awards serve to remind us that we have an important role to play in helping to stop UK hunger. We must thank all of […]
31 May 16
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 […]
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 […]
2 Dec 15
“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, […]
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, […]
1 May 15
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 […]
28 Apr 15
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.