3 Nov 18
Processing the latest harvest festival offering. We have received very generous donations from local primary schools this year, from St Cuthberts and Goodley Dale, over 70Kg each from Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere Elleray, and a massive 180Kg from St Martins and St Mary’s, Bowness. As always the local churches have been our mainstay throughout the […]
27 Jul 18
QUAKERS are preparing to cycle the 360 miles from Swarthmoor to London to draw attention to their plea for “equality and the common good”. The starting point of their 13-day bike ride, Swarthmoor Hall, is known as the cradle of Quakerism. There, in 1652, Judge Thomas Fell and his wife Margaret provided protection and hospitality […]
21 Dec 16
We have been overwhelmed by generous donations from local businesses:- Lakeland Plastics Cumberland Building Society Yorkshire Building Society Also from St John’s church Stavely, and individuals.
13 Jun 16
Press release 18 May 2016 Birdsong boost for Windermere Foodbank Windermere Foodbank volunteer and founder member MaggieBridge (left) receives the Birdsong contribution from representative Margaret Mitchinson with the Rev Shanthi Thompson (left) and Staveley parishioners Claire Stableford (rear) and Clare Hale. A concert by singing quartet Birdsong helped St James’ Church in Staveley boost […]
23 Dec 15
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.
8 Dec 15
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 […]
1 Dec 15
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 […]
21 Oct 15
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, […]
1 May 15
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 […]