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Fundraising success!

A very important part of that local support is fundraising – we need over £1,000 per month to continue to support local people in crisis and you’ve helped us raise over £6,000 in the last 2 months! Our pop up Charity Shop in Whitchurch run by Dina Haywood and her team raised £3,000 – a […]

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Welcome to our new Chairman

You may remember that unfortunately our chairman  Chris Bawtree died last year and so we are pleased to announce that Phil Thomas has taken over as Chair – Phil is a member of the Community Church and also chair of Street Pastors here in Basingstoke.  “It is an honour and a huge privilege to try […]

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Basingstoke Foodbank – A Place to be Proud of!

HUGE Congratulations to everyone who has volunteered their time, finance or food over the past year to our community’s Foodbank. Last week we were delighted and honoured to be runners up in the ‘Health & Care’ category of Basingstoke’s ‘A Place to be Proud Of Awards’ !! Thank you….those of you who nominated us for […]

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Huge thank you to everyone at GAME retail

A huge thankyou to all the staff at GAME retail who raised over £1,800 for foodbank with their Christmas staff raffle – we are just blown away by your generosity! Not only that but they also donated food and goodies for use in the Foodbank – the generosity of people in Basingstoke never fails to […]

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Foodbank Charity Golf day – May 6th

Basingstoke Foodbank is holding its first charity golf day at Sandford Springs Golf Club on Friday 6th May. It will be held at the delightful Sandford Springs, set in the North Hampshire Downs, will be played over 18 holes with 2 scores to count in a 4 player AmAm team format, with the first tee […]

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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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