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Vote for us to be Sainsbury’s ‘Charity of the Year’

Voting has now opened at the Sainsbury’s store in Chafford Hundred for their next ‘Local Charity of the Year’ and Thurrock foodbank is one of the nominees. You can vote in the store or online up to 26th June. Having the support of Sainsbury’s can make a big difference to our work in the community and so […]

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Warehouse Closed Bank Holiday Monday

Please be advised that our warehouse will be closed on Monday 30th May. It will be open again as usual on Wednesday 1st June.

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Procter and Gamble Reward Thurrock foodbank with generous donation

On Saturday evening, volunteers from Thurrock foodbank were invited to a Community Matters Awards dinner hosted by Procter and Gamble. The dinner was a celebration of the good work done by P&G employees, in raising money for good causes, and three local charities. Thurrock Mind, SERICC and Thurrock foodbank were all rewarded for the work […]

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35000 Meals Provided in 2015-2016

During the year from April 2015 to March 2016, Thurrock foodbank has been able to help over 3,600 people with emergency food. That’s over 35,000 nutritionally balanced meals. Sarah Cordell, Manager of Thurrock foodbank said, “ We are so grateful to everyone who has donated food items or money to Thurrock foodbank over the past […]

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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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