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Laltex Group help us with fantastic donation

We never get fed up of saying this – Our community is amazing! We are so blessed to operate in a place where people are kind, thoughtful and very generous. We could not feed close to the number of people in crisis that we do without the generosity of the public and businesses that donate […]

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Asda agree to pay for warehouse

We are delighted to announce that Asda have very generously awarded us £29808 to help us pay for our warehouse for the next 3 years. Gwen, Asda Leigh’s community champion, has volunteered with us from the very start of our journey and has been side by side with us every step of the way. She […]

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Christmas Opening Times

We are open as usual over the Christmas period except for Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day. Click here for  opening times If you are in crisis and require some emergency food over Christmas please do not hesitate to apply for a voucher and come see us! We work with hundreds of agencies […]

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New Platt Bridge distribution centre

We are excited to announce that we will be joining forces with the team at Olympic House in Platt Bridge to open our 4th Atherton & Leigh foodbank distribution centre. Truth be known we were only ever meant to be a short term ‘stop gap’ project with a  plan to help people  get through tough […]

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QUALITY ASSURANCE ASSESSMENT 2016

We have just had our latest Trussell Trust quality  assurance audit and we have a lot to feel very proud of. The assessors were very impressed with every aspect of the operation but were particularly impressed with our focus on ‘More than food’ and our determination to try and signpost clients to other agencies that […]

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Supermarket collections

Supermarket Collections are a vital part of our work and we rely on the amazing generosity of the general public who never let us down when it comes to feeding people in crisis in our towns. Time and again you help us to restock our storeroom so we can make sure the people who need […]

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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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