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Visiting the Lighthouse Foodbank by Car?

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Woking Foodbank 5 year anniversary

In January this year, Woking Foodbank marked its 5 year anniversary.  During this time, we have had over 5000 referrals to our project and provided enough food to feed over 11,500 adults and children.  We have collected and distributed over 130 tonnes of food.  Over 150 different agencies and charities have been given vouchers to […]

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Supermarket Donations – Thank you

Thank you to all the generous people who donate food via our supermarket drop boxes.  Our permanent drop boxes are available for items purchased in store at Waitrose West Byfleet and Gosldworth Park, Tesco Brooklands, Sainsbury’s Woking and ASDA Sheerwater.

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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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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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