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Harvest Donations

We welcome food donations from Harvest collections. We are particularly short of tinned potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, long life milk, long life fruit juice, tinned vegetables and sponge puddings. Please put your donations in strong bags or boxes, clearly labelled with the name of your organisation or church and deliver them to our office on […]

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Can you donate to the foodbank?

The foodbank is currently running a little short of instant mash, tinned potatoes, long-life milk, long life fruit juice, tinned vegetables, and sponge puddings. If you’re able to donate any of these items at our office in Blatchford Road, RH13 5QR we would be very grateful!

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Community Meal – Can You Help?

In partnership with Horsham Tandoori and St Andrews Methodist Church, we would like to start running a Community Meal in north Horsham. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please call 0300 124 0204 and speak to Ruth or email support@horsham-matters.org.uk.

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Food parcels at Christmas

We’ve been busy preparing Christmas food parcels for 75 local families in need – out and about delivering them today! Thank you to all our volunteers for helping to pack the parcels up, and to all who have generously donated food to the foodbank to enable us to do this. It makes a real difference!

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Christmas donations!

We are very grateful for the large amount of support we receive for the foodbank at Christmas. In order that we can sort and distribute festive items to those in need before Christmas, please bring your donations to our Blatchford Road donations centre, open between 9.30am and 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday, before 10 December. Thank […]

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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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