News

Current food needs

All the food we give out is kindly donated by the public and as such we sometimes have varying amounts of stock.  At the moment we are particularly short on tinned soup, long life fruit juice (orange and apple) and shampoo and shower gel.  If at any time you are planning to arrange a collection […]

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Recycle your ink cartridges for us

For an easy way to fundraise you can recycle your ink cartridges through this website and the money raised will come directly to us.  Full instructions are on the website of which cartridges can be recycled through this scheme.  It’s easy to print off the label to send them off but if you would rather bring them in […]

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Branded clothing

Thanks to funding from Hailsham Town Council we have been able to purchase branded t-shirts and fleeces for when we are out and about collecting and at events.  Our warehouse team were out about this morning trying them out when they collected from Tesco, Waitrose, Waldron WI, Welcome Baptist Church and the Catholic Churches of […]

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Donations

We have recently had a number of donations from local clubs as well as the many private donations we are generously given. Some of our more recent ‘public’ donations have been £300 from Cowbeech Bonfire Society, £150 from BSA Owners Club East Sussex and Hailsham Swimming Club have been collecting much needed shampoo and shower […]

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More Than Food

We have now served over 700 meals through our holiday clubs (The Holiday Shack) and made some great links with other local organisations who have helped us with activities on different days.  We are particularly grateful to Wealden Strategic Partnership – Strong Resilient Community funding which enabled us to run the club over the past year.  Through […]

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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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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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