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Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this Lent

With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period. We provide essential emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and really need us. The challenge We are asking people to join us in taking […]

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Festive success with Spark radio and #Cash4Calendars

Community radio station Spark partnered up with Sunderland food bank at the end of last year with #Cash4Calendars – the campaign to raise money so that every child whose parents are using foodbanks could have an advent calendar for Christmas. Whether due to redundancy or issues with Universal Credit, plenty of families used foodbanks this festive […]

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Foodbank Christmas Opening Times

See information below for our Christmas opening times at the foodbanks. Please note that the main warehouse/office is closed during this period. Saturday 22nd December 10:00-12:00 | Dawdon, St. Hild & St. Helen Fellowship, SR7 7NF 09:00-12:00 | Swan Lodge, SR1 2AU Sunday 23rd December 09:00-12:00 | Swan Lodge, SR1 2AU Monday 24th December 09:00-12:00 […]

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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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