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5 years of tackling food poverty at North Bristol Foodbank

15,036 three day emergency food supplies have been given out by the North Bristol Foodbank since opening in July 2012, of which 6,441 were for local children.   North Bristol foodbank provides three days’ non-perishable emergency food to people who have hit crisis and every person who comes to the foodbank is referred with a […]

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We are RECRUITING a new Warehouse Supervisor

We are sad to be saying goodbye to Kate, who has been with us for the last year and a bit as our Warehouse Supervisor. Kate is moving away from Bristol so we are now in need of a new team member to take on her role. Applications are now open for the post and […]

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Local Foodbank use increases in 2016/17

New figures show 3,740 emergency food supplies given to local people by North Bristol Foodbank in last year.   3,740 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by North Bristol Foodbank in 2016-17 – over 1,500 went to children Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank […]

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160 Christmas Hampers given to local people

Because of the generous donations of people in North Bristol we have been able to make 160 Christmas hampers that have been given out to families and individuals nominated to us by our voucher referral agencies. Our agencies nominated those they have been working with this year who would not be able to afford some […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Please note that that the foodbank office is closed from 1pm on Wednesday 21st December until Wednesday 4th January 2016. All foodbank donations will need to passed on in January now. For those referred to the foodbank – All our outlets are open during the week commencing 19th December. However, the only outlet open on […]

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Charity calls for direct DWP hotline as new figures show 1,767 emergency food parcels given to local people by North Bristol Foodbank in six months

1,767 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by North Bristol Foodbank in first half of the year – over 700 went to children. Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures are still not decreasing Charity calls for foodbank telephone ‘hotline’ to local Job Centres […]

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10,628 HELPED BY BRISTOL FOODBANKS IN LAST YEAR

10,628 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis from Bristol’s Trussell Trust foodbanks (North Bristol Foodbank, Bristol North West Foodbank and East Bristol Foodbank) in 2015-16 Latest statistics published by Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures for 2015-16 remain at record levels; national need is still not decreasing Early […]

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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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