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Skelmersdale Concourse Collection

A big THANK YOU to the Concourse Shopping Centre and all our Volunteers who enabled our promotion and collection day Sat 10th February.

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Skelmersdale Foodbank launches new ‘Combined Harvest’ Appeal,

Skelmersdale Foodbank has launched a new appeal, asking local people to take a different approach this Harvest by giving a ‘Combined Harvest’ donation of food and money, which will help the charity continue its vital work during the shift from Autumn to Winter, when the foodbank sees a significant rise in need for their support. […]

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Tesco Collection Day – Success

The Skelmersdale food bank team were back in action again  at Tesco extra Wigan. A massive thank you goes out to all those who helped collect, transport and sort the food. Of course it wouldn’t have been possible with out the generosity of the shoppers thanks to their generous donations we collected 1251.7kg of food. Thank you. We […]

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SHARES Pupil Parliament donate over 883.1 Kg food to Skelmersdale Food bank!!

During October and November the SHARES Pupil Parliamentarians along with their own school councils have been asking people in their school to donate food to go into Skelmersdale FoodBanks Christmas Hampers. Children have done a number of different things to promote the food bank such as assemblies, creating jingles and holding class competitions. When the children […]

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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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