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Foodbank Use at all time High – ITV News

  ITV news article highlighting the record numbers using foodbanks across Wales.   http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2016-04-15/foodbank-figures-in-wales-remain-at-record-high/  

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1,109,309 3 day Emergency Supplies provided across the UK in 2015/16

Trussell Trust Foodbanks across the country have provided 1,109,309 emergency food supplies in 2015/16.  Cardiff Foodbank provided 12078 of these parcels across the city this represent a 12% increase on the previous year and shows that our service is still in demand.  We provide a parcel containing food for 3 days, the parcels have been […]

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Cheap eat | BBC Good Food

Low-cost, budget-friendly meals that are packed full of flavour. Source: Cheap eat | BBC Good Food

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Extra items we need

Cardiff Foodbank calls for donations of extra items to help families In 2015, Cardiff foodbank provided 12,140 three day emergency food supplies to local people in crisis, it also provides essential toiletries and sanitary items where possible, but these are often in short supply. Last year local people donated an incredible 114 tonnes of food to the foodbank, but […]

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The Trussell Trust: make Budget 2016 an anti-poverty budget

The Trussell Trust: make Budget 2016 an anti-poverty budget David McAuley, Chief Executive of the Trussell Trust said: “As the chancellor sets the budget for the nation we understand that there are always difficult decisions to take. In tough economic times people in poverty often suffer the most. We’re pleased the Government has taken the […]

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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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