Important Foodbank Changes

Due to a significant funding shortfall Freedom Central Manchester, the charity that runs Salford Foodbank, is having to reduce costs which includes staffing changes. Mark Whittington, the current Salford Foodbank Manager, is being made redundant on 30th September 2019 although he will stay on for a 3-month period in a part-time role. Mark says:  ‘I […]

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Easter Closing

Salford Foodbank will be closed over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.  The next food bank session will be on Tuesday 23rd April, 1pm – 3pm at The Sanctuary.

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Just a sticking plaster?

Sticking Plaster

One of the things that I hear when people talk about food banks is that ‘they’re just a sticking plaster’.  As manager of Salford Foodbank, if people say this to me I usually answer yes and no! Yes For some attending our foodbank centres, the three-day emergency food parcel we give them will literally be a […]

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‘I Daniel Blake’ – Salford Screening

'I, Daniel Blake'

We will be screening the ‘I, Daniel Blake’ film at Saint Philips Church, Salford on Fri 31st March.  For more information and to book, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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?

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

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

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.

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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