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Give To Enfield People In Need, This Christmas

The North Enfield Foodbank’s Reverse Advent Calendar is the perfect way to give to those in need, this Christmas. We all know how an advent calendar works, where you receive a chocolate or a gift each day leading up to Christmas… Well how about an advent calendar ‘in reverse’ – where you get to give something each […]

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Foodbank hands out 21,000 extra meals because of pandemic – Coverage by Metro News

North Enfield Foodbank

A London foodbank say demand for their services has almost tripled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The North Enfield Foodbank, run by Jubilee Church London, provided 13,338 meals to the community during March and April 2019. This year, they have given out more than 35,800 during the same two months. Foodbank manager Kerry Coe, […]

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Enfield Community Unites as Covid-19 Triples Food Bank Demand

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Across March and April last year North Enfield Food Bank provided 13,338 meals for vulnerable families across Enfield, in the last two months this figure has risen to 35,820, putting the food bank under pressure to increase both donations and volunteer support. The rapid rate at which the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as […]

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Enfield Students Respond with Generosity at Harvest Time

During September and October at North Enfield Foodbank we have been taking part in food collections across Enfield at local schools, in celebration of Harvest Festival. Over this period 11 tonnes of food was collected, which will help to provide 9,989 meals for people in Enfield over the next few months. A total of 47 […]

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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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