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Happy 5th Birthday to Rugby foodbank!

Rugby foodbank will be 5 years old on 19th March!  Over the last 5 years we have helped over 14,500 individuals and families in crisis living in the local area.  We have given out an incredible 184 tonnes of food! We’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who have supported us […]

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Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this lent

With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period. We provide essential emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and really need us. The challenge We are asking people to join us in taking […]

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Rugby Foodbank Opening Times over Christmas and New Year …

Please note that our warehouse is also closed on Wednesday 28th December. christmas-opening-dates-2016 Wishing all of our supporters a very happy Christmas.  Thank you so much for your donations throughout the year, we could not help our clients without you.  Thank you!

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Can you help us by donating items for our Christmas Hampers?

Please can you help us by donating Christmassy items for us to include in hampers to be distributed to our clients. We have attached a poster detailing items needed and would be very grateful if you would be able to support us by collecting some of these items.  Perhaps you could group together with your […]

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Avon Valley School Supports Rugby Foodbank

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Avon Valley School pupils have generously donated hundreds of items of non perishable food to support Rugby foodbank’s harvest collection this autumn http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog/2016/10/17/warwickshire-school-news-avon-valley-students-collect-food-for-local-food-bank/

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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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