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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

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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Grantham Foodbank Cycle Fest 2015

They say “ When the going gets tough the tough get going” and this is certainly true of the 38 riders who took part in this year’s Foodbank Cycle Fest on  Saturday 13th June Conditions were atrocious with very heavy rain overnight which carried on into the day. As for last year there were two routes. […]

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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.

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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Kitchen Renovation Complete

Many thanks to the members of Grantham Sunrise Rotary Group for their work and fund raising to bring the foodbank kitchen up to standard. It looks really fantastic. They helped arrange a significant grant from HSBC which will provide an ongoing fund for the maintenance of the premises.

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Foodbanks 38% busier this year than last

Yesterday the Trussell Trust released new figures regarding foodbank use during the first half of this financial year, showing that almost 500,000 people were given three day’s food in the period April-September, 38% higher than the same period last year. The release has already received a lot of media coverage and you can download it […]

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Farewell to St Catherine’s Road

We first opened our doors at St Catherines Road in July 2011, since then we have supported almost 7000 clients, providing approximately 63000 meals to these local people when they needed it most, with about a third of those being children…….thats over 2300 children !! Today we move to a new site at Greyfriars where […]

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Foodbank -on the move

After 40 successful months at our St Catherine’s Road premises, Grantham Foodbank, is moving to more suitable premises at Unit 1/2 Grey Friars. The new premises became fully active at the beginning of November 2014.

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The Foodbank Dilemma

“When I think about foodbanks now, more than anything else, I think about Louise.* Louise was the first person I ever met who talked to me about her experiences of using a foodbank. Six months later, it is still my meeting with Louise I return to time and again. As if making sense of that […]

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Ten Myths about Foodbanks

It’s an embarrassing fact for the coalition government, that soaring numbers of people turning to emergency food banks. More than 350,000 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks between April and September 2013, triple the numbers helped in the same period last year. But can the figures be explained away, more awareness, […]

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