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Have you ever thought that …….

Have you ever thought that you want to raise funds for foodbank but are never quite sure what to do? Not sure if skydiving or abseiling are your thing? For the more gentile amongst you, why not hold a coffee morning or have afternoon tea in your own home? Invite friends and family and enjoy […]

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Action still needed on Universal Credit wait, as new figures show a 13% increase in foodbank use in just six months compared to this time last year

The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network provided 658,048 emergency supplies to people in crisis between April and September 2018, a 13% increase on the same period in 2017. The charity says if the five week minimum wait for a first Universal Credit payment is not reduced, the only way to prevent even more people being forced […]

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New Collection Points Around Hinckley

We are very pleased to add 3 new permanent collection points in the villages around Hinckley. There are now permanent collection points in the COOPs in Stoney Stanton, Sapcote and Barwell. We also have a new collection point at Proppa Coffee cafe in Castle Street Hinckley.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro – Ian Arnold

Ian Arnold will be climbing Kilimanjaro 3rd -14th October 2018. If you would like to support Ian in this venture, go to his MyDonate page at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ianarnold1 “This is a challenge I am really looking forward to and have funded myself but it also seems like a great opportunity to help others far less fortunate.” […]

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The Trussell Trust Conference 2018

Listen to The Trussell Trust Conference 2018 here

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Two new permanent collection points

We have two new permanent collection points at Morrisons on Normandy Way, Hinckley and Earl Shilton Co-Op in Wood Street.

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Your Foodbank Needs Donations

Over the past financial year to April 2018, there has been a 40% increase in the uptake of foodbank use in the Hinckley area. The increase has continued this year and there is a 20% increase on the this time last year. We urgently need: UHT JUICE (not chilled) 1 Litre Small tinned FRUIT (<340g) […]

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New figures show 1817 emergency food supplies given to local people by Hinckley Area Foodbank in six months

Between 1st April and 30th September 2017, 1817 local people in crisis were provided with three day emergency food supplies by Hinckley Area Foodbank compared to 1396 in 2015-16, an increase of 30%. Of this number, more than 35% were children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported an […]

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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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