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We are holding a table top sale to raise funds

Saturday 8th October 2pm – 5pm  Why not join us , find a bargain, enjoy fresh baked cakes and scones from our cake stall , or rent a table to sell your wares!

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New Opening Hours for our Moortown Centre

From August our Moortown centre will change its opening hours to Tuesdays and Fridays. We will no longer have the Monday and Wednesday sessions at this venue but if you require assisstance on these days we have other centres available, please see our locations info. https://leedsnorthandwest.foodbank.org.uk/locations/

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National Rail-Foodbank Fridays

We have been offered a fantastic opportunity to take part in a new initiative with National Rail. Leeds North and West Foodbank and Leeds South and East Foodbank will be joining forces to collect cash donations throughout the day on Friday 27th May at Leeds City Station between 7am and 7pm Ideally we need six […]

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Supermarket Collections

We are very fortunate to have regular supermarket collections booked throughout the year and we would love to expand our team to support these. The collection days vary and time commitment can be from as little as 1.5 hours a month. If you would like to join our supermarket collection team please email us at info@leedsnorthandwest.foodbank.org.uk […]

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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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