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Covid-19 – Update No. 3

Our revised hours for all our distribution centres from 29th June are as follows Tuesday 9.30am to 11.30am at Ashby Congregational Church Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am at St Stephen’s Woodville Friday 9.00am to 10.00am at Measham Baptist Church Friday 2.00pm to 4.000pm at Ashby Congregational church We are here to help people in crisis, if you are in need please […]

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Covid-19 – Update No. 2

From Tuesday 31 March Ashby foodbank will be offering the following opening times at Ashby foodbank. Mondays: Closed Tuesdays: 9-10:30am Wednesdays 9-10:30am Thursdays: Closed Fridays 2-3pm Fridays 9-10am at Measham Baptist Church There will be no foodbank sessions in Woodville.

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Covid-19 Crisis

From Monday 23 March Ashby foodbank will be offering the following opening times at Ashby foodbank. Mondays 9-10am Wednesdays 9-10am Fridays 2-3pm Fridays 9-10am at Measham Baptist Church There will be no foodbank sessions in Woodville.

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Christmas Closures

Christmas Closures During the Christmas Holidays Ashby foodbank, and it’s satellites in Measham and Woodville will be closed on the follow dates: Foodbank Dates over Christmas/New Year Ashby – 24th December  Open Woodville – 26th December  Closed  Measham – 27th December  Closed Ashby – 27th December  Closed, but phone on Ashby – 31st December  Closed, […]

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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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