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Phone line down

Please note that the Sunderland foodbank phone line is not currently operational. Direct any enquiries via email to coordinator@sunderlandfoodbank.org.uk.

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Red & White Army partnership: Sunderland football collections

Last week, Sunderland foodbank launched a partnership with the Red and White Army (RAWA), independent fan club on Sunderland AFC. The foodbank will be collecting regularly at home games in conjunction with RAWA, as well as the Foundation of Light, County Durham foodbank – Sunderland’s sister foodbank – and the SAFC club. At Saturday’s match with […]

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GUEST POST! Drilcorp Delivers

A huge thank you to Gillian from Drilcorp for this guest post: Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill. Being off sick, on a low income or becoming homeless.  A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, […]

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Snow closures March 1, 2, 3

Due to travel conditions we expect that the main office and foodstore will be closed for the remainder of this week, both were closed yesterday and are closed today (Thur 1 Mar). Some of our food distribution points may also be affected. We will try to list here those that are open or closed where we know. If you are […]

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UK foodbank use continues to rise

UK foodbank use continues to rise as new report highlights growing impact of Universal Credit rollout on foodbanks. Over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in past year – 436,000 to children New report on Universal Credit reveals adverse side effects on people claiming and foodbanks providing help The Trussell […]

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Almost half of people referred to foodbanks at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter

New data from charity’s Fuel Bank scheme suggests families on pre-payment meters face cold and hunger this winter Foodbanks face busiest winter as new data suggests half of all people needing support from foodbanks are on pre-pay meters Schemes like Fuel Banks getting immediate help to people in crisis However, survey of 410+ foodbanks suggests […]

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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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