100th UK foodbank and first international foodbank launched!

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 […]

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Actor Bill Nighy visits foodbank!

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 […]

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Okehampton Foodbank sees tenfold increase in clients

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 […]

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