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Spring Harvest Brainstorm

During the months of April and May, we are looking to launch a spring harvest. You could start creating your own spring harvest boxes now ready to donate during the spring months!! More information will be published on this event later on.

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Food Operator!

Our final figures for our National Tesco collections in December have been finalised. We collected over 3 tonnes of food- 55 hampers were created from all of this food to give out to families and individuals in need. How amazing is that! Thankyou to all the individuals who gave all this wonderful food at Christmas […]

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Food Glorious Food

Its harvest festival madness! So far we have collected 6475 kg of food from local churches and schools throughout their harvest festivals. That is 6 and a half tonnes of food! This amount of food will give us food for 270 parcels for families (of 4 people) in crisis! Thankyou for your continued support!  

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Christmas has come early

Portsmouth Foodbank have the Christmas food collection at Tesco coming on the first weekend of December. If anybody would like to donate or support us then you can come to any of the large stores in the area and aid us in our drive on Friday 2nd or Saturday 3rd December. In the spirit of Christmas, […]

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Harvest Festival Angels!

This week at Portsmouth Foodbank we received a massive 2.6 kg delivery of food from the College Park Infants School from their harvest festival. That generous donation works out at a quarter of a ton of food! We would like to give a huge thanks to the College Park Infants School for their wonderful and […]

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East Meon Rough Runner

Martin, Louise and Carly recently ran the 5k rough runner in East Meon. This was to raise money for the new warehouse project which is being built on ground level. The project will cost £6k and they raised over £500 towards that from the run. There are other events coming up to fundraise for this […]

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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

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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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