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Christmas Opening Times

  Foodbank Opening Times over Christmas: Wednesday 20th December – Open 10am – 1.30pm Friday 22nd December – Open 10am – 1.30pm Wednesday 27th December – CLOSED Friday 29th December – CLOSED Wednesday 3rd January – Open 10am – 1.30pm Friday 5th January – Open 10am – 1.30pm  

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New figures show 1281 emergency food supplies given to local people by Birmingham Central Foodbank in six months

Between 1st April and 30th September 2017, 1281 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Birmingham Central Foodbank, compared to the same period in the previous year. Of this number, 698 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has recently reported an increase […]

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Harvest 2017 – Thank You!

We have had a bumper harvest season at our Foodbank this Autumn with over 5 tons of food donated over the last 2 months! Local nurseries, schools, churches, businesses and individuals all gave to our Harvest Appeal, with many of them holding special assemblies, events or team days. These included: Egbaston High School for Girls Egbaston Day Nursery […]

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Harvest 2017 Appeal

Autumn is here and that means it’s Harvest time! Each year we benefit greatly from the generosity of those who give to harvest collections at schools, workplaces, churches, and other organisations.  This year we need your help more than ever to stock up our shelves ready for the harder winter months.  We find that more […]

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Holiday Hunger Project sees over 1.25 tonnes of food given to local families

Our Holiday Hunger Project comes to an end and we have been able to give away over 1.25 tonnes of food (approx. 1256kg) to local families who have struggled financially over the summer. Approximately 200 children and their families have been helped with a food parcel from Birmingham Central Foodbank.  Each family was referred by […]

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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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Over 250 food parcels packed and over 400 children fed!

During summer 2015 Birmingham Central Foodbank worked in partnership with the Ladywood Project and Business in the Community (BITC) to ease the burden of the long summer school holidays by providing food hampers to 100 Ladywood families who are struggling to make ends meet. Each family was given two food hampers each over the summer […]

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