31 Jul 18
Croydon Foodbank was delighted to receive a wonderful donation of £1500 from plastic bag charges collected in the Wing Yip store on Purley Way. This generous donation was collected by Carmen Elvy, Foodbank Administrator and received from Michael Wong, Store Manager and his colleague Mrs Arissara Carden These funds will go a long way towards […]
12 Dec 17
The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is Croydon’s largest and longest-established choir. It came into being during World War One, staging its first concert Handel’s Messiah to help the refugees who were fleeing from the German troops in Belgium in December 1914. It has a distinguished history, linked with eminent composers such as Edward Elgar and Ralph […]
23 Dec 15
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.
8 Dec 15
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 […]
1 Dec 15
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 […]
21 Oct 15
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, […]
1 May 15
Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.
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 […]