TadcasterSchoolHampers 2017Reduced

A huge thank you to Tadcaster Grammar School for designing, creating, filling and then donating lots of amazing hampers to the Foodbank

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Urgent Food

December is the Foodbank’s busiest month of the year due to the additional expense that Christmas generates.  In preparation there are certain foods we URGENTLY need. PLEASE can you help: Gravy Granules, Christmas Puddings, Stuffings, Cranberry Sauce, Sponge Puddings, Crisps & snacks, Coffee, Instant Mash, Fruit Juice, Pot Noodles, Tinned Carrots, Tomato Sauce.   Thank […]

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Harvest Appeal


Autumn means it’s time for the Wetherby and District Foodbank Harvest Appeal.  We are always blown away by the kind donations we receive, especially from schools and churches, who are always so generous in their support.  If you would like to make a donation to help people living in food poverty in your community by […]

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Joseph Kwallah raises money for Foodbank by mammoth run.

Joseph Kwallah has completed his massive 100K run to raise funds for our Foodbank, we would like to say a huge thank you to Joseph and his fellow runners who supported him. Thanks also to those who have sponsored Joseph, it is very much appreciated and will go a long way to helping those who […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

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?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

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

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

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.

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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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