Hartlepool Foodbank AGM

Hartlepool Foodbank will be holding our AGM on Tuesday 7th March. If you’re interested in finding out more about Foodbank and our plans for the coming year then please come along to our Distribution centre at 28 Church Street for a 7pm start. Refreshments will be provided.

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Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

Help us make a difference. Find out more about the Sainsbury’s Local Charity programme for 2016 #ThinkLocal Source: Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year.    Hartlepool foodbank are delighted to be one of the three nominees for Sainsbury’s Local Charity programme, we would love it if you could show your support by visiting the link […]

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Summer 2016 – Tesco Collection:

Supermarket collections are a much needed boost to the foodbank stock. From Thursday 30th June-Sat 2nd July, our team of volunteers will be at Tesco collecting for foodbank. If you’re interested in helping during the collection please contact  We would love to have you join the team.

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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


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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