News

Happy 3rd Birthday

We are 3 in September 2016 and it’s a good moment to thank all our donors, Centre volunteers and warehouse teams for their generosity and support in many different ways. We couldn’t do our work without YOU!

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Statistics for the last year 2014 – 2015

During the last year (September 2014 -15), 848 Redditch households were supported by the Foodbank as they dealt with a crisis. Over the year roughly one third of those helped were children, which is a consistent feature of the families referred to the Foodbank. The number of local Referral Agencies who issue our vouchers has grown to 46, […]

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Bumper Donations

Thank you so much for the amazing donations from Tesco Shoppers, local schools, churches, businesses and individuals. We have received terrific support. The next public collection will be during the first weekend in July. It would be great to have your support on that occasion.

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Pride of Redditch 2015

We are delighted that the Redditch Foodbank Volunteers were awarded the Pride of Redditch at the awards ceremony held in December 2015. There are 35 volunteers who work in the 2 Centres, the warehouse, the office or helping to co-ordinate particular aspects of the project. They are generous, compassionate and committed people who wouldn’t want […]

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Eat Well, Spend Less

We hope to launch our new cookery and budgeting skills course. It’s a free 6-week course which builds skills and confidence with simple meals as well as supporting money management. Contact our office for further details. 07847 618539

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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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