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Making a difference [Infographic]

Bournemouth Foodbank is all about helping those that are in need – it’s the passion that drives us! We’ve put together a little Foodbank infographic so that we can share just how many people we’ve helped recently. As you can see, in August and September alone, Bournemouth Foodbank helped to almost 600 people! Among those we’ve […]

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Bournemouth Foodbank Opening Hours during August

Please note that during the week of August 1st until August 5th the Bournemouth Foodbank centre on St Leonard’s Road will be closed. All other Bournemouth Foodbank locations will remain open as usual, with their normal opening hours. The Foodbank addresses, contact details and opening times can be found on our locations page. If you […]

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Paid Vacancy – Volunteer Co-ordinator

Edit: This position has now been filled! We’re pleased to advertise a new paid position that’s recently become available at the Bournemouth Foodbank. Are you motivated to make a difference in your community? Is the eradication or poverty a social issue for which you have a particular appetite? Do you have experience of working with […]

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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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