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Tesco Summer collection

During mid-July Kinson and West Howe Foodbank held their summer collection in conjunction with Tesco Kinson.  Once again Tesco generously allowed us to use their foyer to both greet customers on entry and accept their products on exit. Our collection this time was a little different from usual as we were not able to hand […]

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Supermarket partners

    We continue to be helped by our supermarket partners in various ways. Tesco, Sainsbury and Co-op supermarkets all allow us to place collection boxes at their store exits for our donors to use. These are generally cleared several times a week. If you already give in this way – thank you. If you […]

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Visit by Christ the King pupil

Kinson & West Howe Foodbank recently had a visit from a young supporter engaged in a school project.  She is in year 3 of Christ the King RC Primary School and the whole year group were studying the topic of sharing as part of their Religious Education lessons.  As part of this topic they were […]

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Our continued operations during Covid-19 restrictions

  We continue to welcome clients to Kinson and West Howe foodbank during the current lockdown.  However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have been working in different ways.  Firstly, we are no longer using the reception area in the church centre when receiving clients.  Instead we are using the church building.  This has a warm […]

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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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