Co-Op Local Community Fund

Great news – we’ve raised £1203 through the Local Community Fund so far for Truro Foodbank, and Co-op members are adding to our total every time they buy selected Co-op brand products from stores and funeral homes. We’ve still got a few weeks to spread the word and get more members to back our cause. Members who […]

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Thankyou from Truro Foodbank

A huge thank you from Truro Foodbank for the support from our Cornwall community. 2016 saw 27.34 tonnes of food donated, and 30.7 tonnes of food distributed to a huge 2,121 people in crisis. This amounts to massive 25 per cent increase in demand on last year. With foodbanks like ours sadly more in demand […]

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Christmas at the Foodbank

Christmas at Truro Foodbank written by Jac Smith for Secret Truro December 2016 My children are a bit old to count the sleeps to Christmas, or at least admit to it, but I remember it well. The excitement of seeing Christmas through their eyes, the planning, happy secrets, thrill of parcels arriving in the post […]

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THANK YOU TRURO for your generosity

We would like to say a BIG thank you to ALL who donated during our three days at TESCO’s – We are pleased to say a total of 2,278kg of donations were received and this will feed those who are in a CRISIS in the weeks ahead.   THANK YOU ALL

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Priority ITEMS required as at June 2016

If you wish to donate your items in one of our Collection points in Tesco, Sainsbury and Co op we require the following items as priority as we are in low stock of these items at present:- UHT MILK       LONG LIFE JUICE      TOMATOES(tinned) COFFEE           Small […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

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?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

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

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

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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