20 Jun 16
The summer months can be a difficult time for families who are already managing on extremely tight budgets. The lack of free school meals and the cost of funding childcare can put an additional pressure on families, with many foodbanks seeing an increase in referrals during this time. Support people facing hunger and poverty this […]
20 Jun 16
Pick up a summer bargain! Why not come along to our monthly pre-loved clothing sale at The Foodbank Centre, Love Lane from 10am to 1pm and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with some home made cake… we have a wide selection of brand new and pre-loved clothing including top brands, sportswear, school uniform […]
13 Jun 16
Thank you so much to the Isle of Wight Festival for supporting us by giving us a pair of weekend camping tickets, which we auctioned to the highest bidder. Thank you to everyone who bid on the tickets. Congratulations to Chelsea and her mum, Tracey Rodd who were the winners! We hope that you had a great weekend!
13 Jun 16
We are excited to announce our new scheme for 2016 – Eat Well Spend Less, a free, six week budgeting and cooking course. When we first started the Isle of Wight foodbank, our aim was to help islanders who for whatever reason couldn’t afford to feed themselves. Now that we are into our fifth year, […]
5 May 16
Why not come along to our monthly pre-loved clothing sale at The Foodbank Centre, Love Lane from 10am to 1pm and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with some home made cake… we have a wide selection of brand new and pre-loved clothing including top brands, sportswear, school uniform & evening wear. Brands including: […]
23 Dec 15
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.
8 Dec 15
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 […]
1 Dec 15
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 […]
21 Oct 15
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, […]
1 May 15
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 […]