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Businesswoman Inspired By Eastenders Single-Handedly Keeps Food Bank Stocked For Weeks

A businesswoman has single-handedly kept stocks of a food bank running after she was inspired by an episode of EastEnders, writes Joe Mellor for TLE website. It’s heart-warming to see such generosity being shown by individuals, particularly during times of such difficulty. More and more people find themselves struggling to find money to feed themselves […]

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Map Showing The Number of 3 Day Emergency Food Supplies Given By Food Banks Throughout 2016-2017

The image below shows the Regional breakdown of the number of 3 day emergency food supplies given by Trussell Trust Food Banks throughout the UK during 2016-2017.  https://www.trusselltrust.org/news-and-blog/latest-stats/end-year-stats/

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40 PENCE FOR 40 DAYS – TAKE PART IN OUR 40 FOR 40 CHALLENGE THIS LENT

With people struggling to afford food all over the UK, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis through our network of foodbanks. They provide essential emergency support and practical advice to people who find themselves in difficult circumstances. We are asking people to join us in taking small actions to […]

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CHIS & SID TEACHER APPLAUDED FOR SHAVING HIS HEAD IN AID OF DONATIONS

The beginning of 2017 has seen the world hit by controversy and heartache for various reasons across the globe. The numbers of homeless and those experiencing financial difficulties continues to increase as we enter February, making the need for Foodbanks and Homeless shelters even more important. However, it is extremely humbling to see that, in […]

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How To Eat Well With A Low Budget – Jack Monroe

Foodbanks are aware of the difficulties that people are faced with on a daily basis when struggling with financial difficulties.  With incomes being forever tightened and prices rising consistently, people are faced with having very little money left over for food (or none at all in some cases) once household bills are paid.  The opportunity […]

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Gift Of Christmas Meal A Success

On Thursday 22nd December, a Christmas meal was generously prepared and provided through family and friends of  New Community Church, Sidcup. The meal was provided by donations from the community and church families for Bexley Food Bank clients who had visited in the past 6 months. Everyone was treated to a marvellous Christmas meal, which included roast turkey and all […]

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INCREASE IN HOMELESS NUMBERS SHOWS A RISE IN FOODBANK NECESSITY

A recent article by Luke May of Bexley Times shows that Bexley has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the UK, with the national homeless charity Shelter warning of a “modern day housing crisis”.  It was reported that at least six people are known to be sleeping rough with approximately 1,900 in temporary […]

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HARVEST THANKSGIVING PERIOD 2016

It’s no secret that 2016 has been a year of immense difficulty for families throughout the UK. As jobs become harder to find or even keep hold of, families have been experiencing tighter financial constraints with ever-increasing prices in food and household bills. Nothing could be further from the truth throughout Bexley, with an increasing […]

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Of What Use Are Foodbanks?

    Sometimes we wonder why we do things, especially social action stuff like foodbanks. After all, if you believe some politicians and parts of the media, they are not needed and are self perpetuating because scroungers and free loaders are given food gratis. But when Ken Loach’s new film – I, Daniel Blake, “a […]

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Trussell Trust foodbank use remains at record high with over one million three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in 2015/16.

Latest Trussell Trust figures show a 2% increase in foodbank use on the previous year with 1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis by our network of 424 foodbanks in 2015/16. To read the full report, please click on the following link: Latest Stats      

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