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It takes more than food to fight hunger

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Hull Foodbank, part of the national network of Trussell Trust Foodbanks, focuses on providing emergency food support to individuals and families in need. While putting meals on the table is a temporary solution during a crisis, all of the individuals and families that we help to support have been referred to us by frontline care […]

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Foodbank Manager fasts to raise vital funds for Hull Foodbank 

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From 1st-3rd February, Hull Foodbank Manager Sarah Sidwell, will go without any food for three days – the amount of time a typical foodbank parcel lasts – to raise vital funds for Hull Foodbank.   Sarah’s sponsored fast will raise funds to furnish the new foodbank warehouse and provide additional training for volunteers, so the […]

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Trustee Vacancies

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Trustee Role Description Hull foodbank was launched 6 years ago by a variety of representatives from different Christian denominations. It is now one of the busiest foodbanks in Hull serving over 5100 food parcels each year to local people in crisis. The foodbank works on a referral basis through which, vouchers are provided to local […]

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Over 2500 emergency food parcels given in six months

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  Charity calls for direct DWP hotline as new figures show 2507 emergency food parcels given to local people by Hull Foodbank in six months   2507 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Hull Foodbank in first half of the year – over 591 went to children Latest statistics […]

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Call for vital donations of men’s toiletry & shaving products

Father’s Day can be a difficult time for men facing crisis, especially dads who are unable to provide food for their families or afford the basic toiletry products many of us take for granted. The Trussell Trust, who run a network of over 420 foodbanks across the UK, is launching a Father’s Day appeal ahead […]

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First ever Fuel Bank opens in Hull

The Trussell Trust and energy supplier npower is today launching the first ever Fuel Bank in Hull. The scheme gives Foodbank users with pre-payment meters vouchers for gas or electricity, so they do not have to choose between ‘heating and eating’. Because the scheme gives people around two weeks’ worth of energy, the value of […]

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4968 HELPED BY FOODBANK IN LAST YEAR

4968 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis from Hull Foodbank in 2015-16 Latest statistics published by Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures for 2015-16 remain at record levels; national need is still not decreasing Early findings in new data analysis of Trussell Trust figures by University of Hull […]

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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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