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It was a wonderful experience on a very dark day

We received some lovely feedback from a client this week.  Its great to hear the difference our service makes to peoples lives.   I went to The City Temple, I was immediately offered a beverage and welcomed, explained how food bank works, had a gentleman from the council see if he could he assist with […]

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Cardiff opens the first Fuelbank in Wales

      Yesterday we launched the first Fuelbank in Wales.  Working in partnership with NPower and the Trussell Trust we are now able to offer eligible clients vouchers for fuel alongside their food parcels.  This enables us to relieve the choice between eating and heating that so many families face when in financial crisis.  We […]

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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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