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Merry Christmas and thank you!

Christmas is almost upon us, and it has been a busy festive season at Clapham Foodbank. We have been overwhelmed by your donations. Your generosity will help us to support local people in crisis both at Christmas and in the New Year. On the first weekend of December (November 29 – December 2), we took part […]

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Can You Complete A Reverse Advent Calendar?

Christmas is coming, and with it a host of much loved traditions. This year however, we’re asking you to turn one of these famous customs on its head. Instead of taking sweet treats as part of your advent calendar, why not give food back to the most vulnerable people in our community? The Reverse Advent Calendar is […]

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Trussell Trust Announce Rise In Foodbank Demand

The Trussell Trust announced a significant rise in Foodbank demand since the start of the financial year. In figures released earlier this month, the Foodbank network announced that 568,907 three day emergency food supplies had been distributed between April 1 and September 30 this year. According to the release, 58,795 packs were distributed in London […]

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You Can Help With Our Tesco Food Collection

We need your help on the last weekend of November. Like Trussell Trust Foodbanks all over the country, we are running our largest supermarket collection of the year in partnership with Tescos.    When: Thursday 30 November – Sat 2nd December 9am to 5pm Where: Tesco, 128 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham South, SW4 9DF […]

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Read The Trussell Trust On Universal Credit

Universal Credit is currently being rolled-out nationwide. The new system of benefits has not been without its issues however, and The Trussell Trust have been passionate in highlighting the potential problems in this new model. Whilst The Trussell Trust support the recent announcement of a free Universal Credit helpline, the charity say that this is only the […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional  activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help , 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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