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Tesco Collection – flyer

For the Tesco collection event 15-17 July 2021 at Tesco Extra Walsall, Littleton St W, Walsall WS2 8EQ, Bloxwich & Blakenall Foodbank welcomes all donations but at present we are particularly in need of the following items: Tinned  Fish / Tuna / Sardines etc. Tinned meat and vegetables/ stew / pasta sauce. Puddings including sponges and tinned […]

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Lola lends a helping hand

Kindhearted Lola decided to request donations for our Foodbank, from her family & friends, as part of her Community Badge at Brownies. She is pictured, with our volunteer Jools, dropping off the items she had collected. Well done Lola, & many thanks for the lovely card you sent, thanking our volunteers.

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State of Hunger report

The Trussell Trust latest State of Hunger research report shows the worsening poverty and the increased use of food banks in the UK.

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whg Easter donation to our foodbank

whg gives cracking Easter donation to Walsall food bank whg has collected hundreds of Easter eggs this March to donate to struggling families. The leading Midlands landlord joined forces with its contractors to donate more than 300 chocolate treats, along with toiletries and other essentials, to Bloxwich and Blakenall Food Bank. Sarah Jukes, whg’s Customer […]

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Food banks in 2017: Change is Possible

Read the new report Emergency Use Only II  Three years ago, CPAG and the Trussell Trust were among the organisations who published Emergency Use Only, one of the first pieces of research to shed light on the drivers of the enormous increases in food bank use that we have seen this decade. We found that the […]

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UK foodbank use continues to rise

UK foodbank use continues to rise as new report highlights growing impact of Universal Credit rollout on foodbanks. Over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in past year – 436,000 to children New report on Universal Credit reveals adverse side effects on people claiming and foodbanks providing help The Trussell […]

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Almost half of people referred to foodbanks at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter

New data from charity’s Fuel Bank scheme suggests families on pre-payment meters face cold and hunger this winter Foodbanks face busiest winter as new data suggests half of all people needing support from foodbanks are on pre-pay meters Schemes like Fuel Banks getting immediate help to people in crisis However, survey of 410+ foodbanks suggests […]

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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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