News Christmas

Thank you to all who helped us with Feeding over 400 people in the month of Dec and help us share Christmas Cheer at our 4th Annual Chirsmt meal (takeaway) event (Covid-19 Safe), we fed over 96 families and individuals.

Our offices and service will be closed over the Christmas break from the 24th Dec until 13th Jan.

COVID-19 Running as Normal But still Need Donations

Chalk Farm Foodbank continues to open its doors each week which is staffed by our trained volunteers and well attended by people in the community, usually a rolling number of households a week. People may be on the five-week delay of universal benefit, a pensioner with a sudden bill, homeless, on a low income e.g. […]

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Word is spreading!

By @DanVenn93 Following moving from a Saturday to a Thursday, it has taken a few weeks for our new opening times to become widely known, but we are ecstatic to announce we have had a great turnout the last two weeks. Overall, 23 adults and 15 children gratefully received the food and essentials they needed, […]

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Successful Summer Neighbourhood Collection 2016

    The Summer Neighbourhood Collection was amazing !! Thank you to our amazing community that turned up in droves to donate and show support to us and people in need. The numbers are in and Camden you did well : 860.5kg Thats incredible !!  Let’s keep partnering together to help people in the UK […]

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5,000 People fed and the British 10k

    Hi Foodbank supporters,   Together, we’ve now fed over 3,000 adults and 2,000 children with over 36 tons of food!   To keep this great work going we’re fundraising by asking individuals to run the British 10k for us this summer.   We have 19 spaces to fill, so if you know someone or […]

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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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