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977 emergency food parcels given to local people in last six months by Basildon Foodbank

Basildon Foodbank is calling for candidates on all sides to pledge to protect people from hunger, as it reveals 977 emergency food parcels were given to people in Basildon between 1st April and 30th September this year. Of this number, 437 went to children. The figures are a 23% increase on the same period last […]

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1409 emergency food parcels given to local people last year, Basildon Foodbank reveals

Basildon Foodbank provided 1409 three day emergency food parcels to local people between April 2018 to March 2019. Of this number, 567 went to children. The local food bank’s figures feed into a larger national picture with a record increase in food bank use across the nation reported by the Trussell Trust. Basildon Foodbank is […]

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Key findings on the circumstances of people referred to foodbanks

·         Households using food banks face extreme financial vulnerability. All food bank users had, in the last month, an income well below the threshold for low income. More than 1/3 of households experienced an income shock in the past three months and over 2/3 reported unexpected and rising expenses during the same period. ·         Almost […]

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Figures show 732 emergency food supplies given to local people by Basildon Foodbank in last year

732 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Basildon Foodbank in 2017-18 – over 312 went to children Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures are still not decreasing Local increase due to people struggling with continued issues with benefit payments; low wages; insecure […]

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Basildon Foodbank calls for donations to help local people facing hunger this Christmas

Basildon Foodbank is asking the people of Basildon to help local families facing hunger this Christmas by donating at the UK’s biggest food drive, Tesco’s Neighbourhood Food Collection which runs from Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd December. December is the busiest month of the year for Basildon Foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust network. […]

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Thank you Safestore Basildon

We are proud of our partnership with Safestore Basildon who play a vital role in supporting our work with people in poverty in the Basildon District. During the last three years, Safestore has provided a free storage unit in their Basildon branch (worth £17,578.21) to Basildon Foodbank which is a very vital part of our […]

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GENEROUS PEOPLE IN BASILDON DONATE 5231 MEALS TO HELP PEOPLE IN CRISIS THIS SUMMER

Generous Tesco customers have set the bar high in BASILDON by donating food for an incredible 5231 meals during the eighth Neighbourhood Food Collection. The collection took place between 30th June – 2nd July 2016, in partnership with Tesco and charity partners The Trussell Trust and Fareshare For many people, emergency food is just the first step in […]

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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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