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April 2020 donation points

We are currently accepting food donations at the following locations: Asda Chaucer Road S5 8NH Mon to Sat. 6 until 11. Sun 10 until 4 Tesco Infirmary Road S6 3BU Mon to Sat 6 until 11. Sun 10 until 4 St Thomas Church 6 Gilpin Street S6 3BL Mon to Fri 9 until 1 SWFC Penistone Road […]

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Owls join forces with S6 Foodbank

https://www.swfc.co.uk/news/2020/april/owls-join-forces-with-s6-foodbank/ From this Thursday, 16 April, the foodbank will begin to distribute vital food and drink items around the community for those who need it most. Donations will begin two days earlier, from Tuesday 14 April, at the Owls Megastore car park between 10.00am and 1.00pm on weekdays.  Food and drink can be dropped off […]

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Read the feature about our foodbank in Exposed Magazine

People Power: Spending a morning with the S6 Foodbank

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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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