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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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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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A big THANK YOU to Mercedes-Benz Midlands Truck & Van

After reading on social media about our foodbank van being stolen Midlands Truck & Van Ltd Mercedes-Benz have loaned us a replacement van for a few weeks free of charge (including the insurance) until we get our own van back on the road. But not only have they loaned us a brand new van they’ve even […]

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Mercedes-Benz customers help to feed people in need

Christmas has come early at Mercedes-Benz Birmingham Central. From the 1 December Santa’s sleigh will be in their city centre showroom ready to collect donations for Birmingham Central Foodbank alongside Birmingham’s Acorns Children’s Hospice. Santa’s little helpers Customers are being asked to kindly donate a a non-perishable food parcel between the 1-18 December to support […]

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