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Tesco Food Collection in July. Volunteers Needed

We will be having a Tesco food collection between Thursday 20th and Saturday 22nd July from 10am to 4pm each day. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Janice MacLeod on 0174426414 or email info@sthelens.foodbank.org.uk. Thank you.

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Changes to Citizens Advice Opening Times

Are you having problems paying your bills? Have you taken out pay day loans? Are bailiffs contacting you regarding unpaid Council Tax and fines? Have your benefits been sanctioned and are you finding it difficult to manage your finances? Then St Helens Citizens Advice, St Helens Foodbank and The Hope Centre may be able to […]

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A Huge Thank You to Our Celebrity Volunteers

A big thank you to Michael Parr (aka Ross from Emmerdale) and his friend Will Nesbit for coming and helping out at our food bank at the Hope Centre over the Christmas period. They worked really hard and we are very thankful for their time. A thank you also to the Saints for their kind […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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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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