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Ten Full Crates Collected at Southwark Park Run

On Saturday 1st September, Southwark Park Run celebrated their 5th anniversary and held a collection for us in the early hours of the morning. Every week Park Run organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. These runs are free and accessible to anyone, no matter what the level of experience. 400+ people came […]

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Gig for the Foodbank

Our own Rebecca Peachey who deals with Fundraising and Partnerships stated that now 75% of people coming to the Foodbank are those who are on benefits (universal credit) and with a low-income. In our first quarter this year we also saw a 20% increase in Foodbank useage compared to last year. On Wednesday 15th August, Rainbow Collective organised […]

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More than food

Here at Pecan, we love to support Foodbank attendees in numerous ways. Have a read of one of our most recent case studies where we did just that. Like many on Universal Credit (UC), our client was required to take work place training as part of their claimant commitment. Unfortunately, the wait between being paid […]

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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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