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Amazing Generosity…from a little girl!

We were honoured to have the amazing Neeve visit us at Swale Foodbank this Tuesday, along with her school friends and staff from their school, The Oaks. Neeve had asked her Mum if she could donate all of her birthday presents to us at foodbank so we could give them to children who won’t be […]

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Foodbank usage on the rise

Here is a really interesting article by Kent Online that our project Manager, was asked to be involved in, along with colleagues from Medway and Deal. This highlights the need for the service we offer to those in crisis in our area. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/use-of-food-banks-up-25-216153/?fbclid=IwAR0vSxeC17T2EtGaq1Uf9P-c-t1W7nRLNmbJAVOhcWRSaLjVwIwkFT2aaOc

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Reverse Advent Appeal 2019

Swale Foodbank are excited to officially launch our Reverse Advent appeal for the 3rd year running! Each year, you our local community amaze us with your incredible generosity and we hope that Christmas 2019 will be just the same! Swale Foodbank’s Reverse Advent appeal takes place from 1st-24th December. Each day of advent, rather than […]

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Food banks in 2017: Change is Possible

Read the new report Emergency Use Only II  Three years ago, CPAG and the Trussell Trust were among the organisations who published Emergency Use Only, one of the first pieces of research to shed light on the drivers of the enormous increases in food bank use that we have seen this decade. We found that the […]

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UK foodbank use continues to rise

UK foodbank use continues to rise as new report highlights growing impact of Universal Credit rollout on foodbanks. Over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in past year – 436,000 to children New report on Universal Credit reveals adverse side effects on people claiming and foodbanks providing help The Trussell […]

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Almost half of people referred to foodbanks at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter

New data from charity’s Fuel Bank scheme suggests families on pre-payment meters face cold and hunger this winter Foodbanks face busiest winter as new data suggests half of all people needing support from foodbanks are on pre-pay meters Schemes like Fuel Banks getting immediate help to people in crisis However, survey of 410+ foodbanks suggests […]

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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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