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Autumn donation appeal

As the nights set in, our foodbank gets busier. In order to prepare for the cold months ahead, we’re asking you to donate the following items: Plastic bags/ bags for life Tinned potatoes Tinned meat Tinned carrots Tined chickpeas Tinned sweetcorn Tinned fruit Tinned rice pudding Sugar Coffee Noodle Tea bags Hot chocolate Pasta sauce […]

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Appeal for long life whole milk, tinned rice pudding & tinned potatoes

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Help us to #MakeADifference

Do you know how to donate to our food bank? It’s quick and easy! You can donate directly at our food bank sessions, which run on Saturdays from 11am-1pm at The Wesley Centre in Hulme. Alternatively, get in touch with us to arrange your donation drop off by email: info@manchestersouthcentral.foodbank.org.uk We have permanent collection points […]

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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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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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