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A change in practice – our response to covid 19

Due to Covid 19 Hastings foodbank is now operating a delivery only system. The distribution centre is closed to the public, although agencies can arrange to collect food on behalf of clients Our delivery service runs Monday – Friday – any referrals received by the foodbank team from a front-line agency before 3pm will aim […]

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Operational Response to COVID 19 Pandemic

During the current situation Foodbank has changed it’s operational system in order  to offer delivery to those who are isolating. Please call HBC Community Hub (response to Covid 19) if you are in need of  food.  Where appropriate they are able to refer to the foodbank. 01424 451019  Referrals can be delivered Monday – Friday to […]

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Read our latest article featured in the Huffington Post

Today We ‘Celebrate’ The Seventh Anniversary Of Our Foodbank – We Hope It’s Our Last Over the last seven years, we’ve given out 370,773 meals, 40% to children – if we had a birthday wish, we’d wish no one needed our help any more Natalie WilliamsHead of policy and communications at Jubilee+, a national charity […]

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At Our Foodbank, We Are Seeing The Flaws Of Universal Credit

At Our Foodbank, We Are Seeing The Flaws Of Universal Credit We’re seeing in foodbanks, debt centres and soup kitchens people being plunged deeper into poverty, misery and suffering Natalie WilliamsHead of policy and communications at Jubilee+, a national charity that helps churches support the poorest in their communities OLI SCARFF VIA GETTY IMAGES The […]

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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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