30 Nov 12
So far we have fed over 2000 people since we launched in May and received over 31 tons of food; with over 14 tons being donated over Harvest. This is largely from donations from local Churches and schools. This is an amazing amount. Thank you to anyone who has donated. We are expecting the numbers […]
8 Nov 12
Once again, Tesco is working with Trussell Trust Foodbanks to run Supermarket Food Drives at the end of this month. Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank will be working with the Tesco Extra stores at Longton and Hanley. (A food drive is where we invite customers to add an item or two to their shopping and donate it to […]
14 Jul 12
Our next food drive will be at the Co-op, Hanley Road, Sneyd Green on Saturday 14th July between 10am and 4pm. Our volunteers will be there handing out shopping lists and asking people to donate an item of food. If you’re around why not pop in.
22 May 12
You are warmly invited to The Big Lunch hosted by Stoke-on-Trent foodbank At: Wesley Hall Methodist Church Date: Sunday 3rd June 2012 Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Come along, bring a picnic, share lunch, celebrate The Jubilee and help to support Stoke-on-Trent foodbank as it aims to provide food for people in crisis. […]
15 Mar 12
Greetings, The March 2012 Newsletter is now available to read/download. Thank you from the Stoke-on-Trent foodbank.
8 Mar 12
CHILD POVERTY FIGURES FOR STOKE-ON-TRENT ONS code Local Authority and wards Percentage of children in poverty E06000021 Stoke-on-Trent 29% E05001915 Abbey Green 32% E05001916 Bentilee and Townsend 44% E05001917 Berryhill and Hanley East 27% E05001918 Blurton 31% E05001919 Burslem North 36% E05001920 Burslem South 37% E05001921 Chell and Packmoor 32% E05001922 East Valley 21% […]
3 Jun 11
We’re looking for volunteers to help run the foodbank. If you can spare a few hours a week, why not get in touch. There are lots of things that need doing from sorting food and fundraising to meeting clients and supermarket collections. Why not see where you fit in?
24 May 11
Foodbanks are opening at an unprecedented rate to meet the high demand for emergency food aid: in 2011 The Trussell Trust has launched a new foodbank every week, launching its 100th UK foodbank this week. We’ve also launched our first international foodbank in Sofia, Bulgaria. 61,000 people nationwide have received emergency food handouts from The Trussell Trust’s […]
23 May 11
You’re more likely to know him for his roles in Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean rather than combatting poverty, but actor Bill Nighy is a keen campaigner on social justice. As one of the voices of the Robin Hood Tax campaign, Bill wanted to find out more about UK poverty and Oxfam suggested that […]
19 May 11
Following the closure of three local companies, Okehampton foodbank has seen numbers needing emergency food soar from 20 to 200 per week. Unemployment in the Devon town has risen from 2% to nearly 12% leaving many former employees with no choice but to rely on food parcels from Okehampton foodbank until redundancy packages and benefit payments […]