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Shops Offering Local Delivery

The purpose of our Causeway Foodbank is only for people in food poverty who can’t afford the basic essentials. As you can imagine, our stocks are taking a massive hit and we have been trying to support everyone, but sadly if we are to remain open we must ensure that our emergency food parcels are […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Friday 27th March 2020 We are continuing to comply with Govt guidelines and will only provide limited emergency provision.  We have extended our Foodbank opening hours to Tues – Friday from 11:30am-1pm at the Hope Centre. We will limit the number of people allowed in the building, and will minimise social contact/interaction, so please bear in mind that visits […]

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Foodbank Community Hubs

We now have Foodbank Community Hubs set up in various local communities for people who are in food poverty and are unable to leave the house. Please get in touch with the contact person in your local community to arrange the delivery of an emergency food pack! Portrush SVP: Roisin Doherty   075 0854 9574 Portstewart […]

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CRISIS RESPONSE : DONATE Food / Finance or Volunteer

Causeway Foodbank is urgently preparing for a massive increase in local people needing emergency food & essentials (toiletries etc) as the effects of the current crisis hits home. There has already been an 81% increase in demand for emergency food in the past week alone. This is an unprecedented time & we are acutely aware […]

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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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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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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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