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Autumn Update

Autumn is here. The summer  period at the Boston Foodbank has been busy, and we thank our volunteers and donors for their support.  The Foodbank, in partnership with the Parish of Boston, issued lunch boxes to children over the summer period during which time school meals were not available for children.  Currently we are witnessing […]

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Items Needed

Various Toiletries including; shampoo, toilet rolls, shower gel, razors, toothpaste and brushes, deoderants men and women, Food; All types of tinned food, longlife milk, fruit cordials All donations are gratefully received.

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Temporary Relocation of the Boston Foodbank during elections

A Good Day to All. I hope you have enjoyed the Easter Holidays. Due to St Christopher’s Church being used as a polling station for the local elections on 2nd May 2019, and potentially the Euro Elections on 23rd May, the Boston Foodbank distribution point will be relocated to the Blenkin Memorial Hall on these […]

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Spring time is here!

Foodbank News: The foodbank is still quite busy with an average of 10 foodbank voucher referrals each day. Items we are low on: long life milk, tinned fruit, tinned puddings, fruit squash, tinned meat and tinned fish, sugar. We could also do with some fresh vegetables and fruit to hand out to our clients on […]

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Bob and the warehouse

Thanks to our kind and generous donors, our shelves are looking stocked. Tesco, Asda, Co-op stores, local schools, Pilgrim Hospital, Jerry Green Dog Rescue and personal donations have been gratefully received on the countdown to Christmas.

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Foodbank rise in referrals

We have seen a dramatic rise in foodbank referrals over the past 2 months. Since the roll out of Universal Credit, local companies closing their doors, a rise in homelessness, mental health issues and illnesses our numbers have increased from 10-15 per week up to 40 per week. This is a frightening figure as within […]

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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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