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Voluntary role of Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced part-time voluntary Volunteer Coordinator to: Manage the recruitment process for our volunteers Manage the administration of our volunteers Work with other Coordinators to correctly place volunteers Assist with rota production Identify training needs Assist with training and volunteer events Answer enquiries from our website with regards to volunteering If you would […]

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Easter Opening Times

The following Distribution Centres will be closed over the Easter period: Belle Vue Baptist Church – Friday 30th March, Earls Hall Baptist Church – Friday 30th March, Hawkell Baptist Church – Monday 2nd April. All other centres will be open on their regular dates, including West Leigh Baptist Church on Saturday 31st March,

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Christmas Opening Times

Please see below which of our Distribution Centres are closed over the holiday period: Saturday 23rd Dec – West Leigh – OPEN Monday 25th Dec – Hawkwell – CLOSED Tuesday 26th Dec – Belle Vue – CLOSED Wednesday 27th Dec – Kings Road and Ferndale are both OPEN Thursday 28th Dec – Shoeburyness – CLOSED […]

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Distribution Centre Changes

A reminder that Wednesday 15th and Wednesday 22nd November, our Distribution Centre at Kings Road Church (Crowstone St. George’s URC ) in Westcliff will not be open as the church is hosting Southend Music Festival. Ferndale Baptist Church Distribution Centre will be open Wednesday mornings as usual from 10am-midday.

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Distribution Centre Changes

Unfortunately, our Distribution Centre in Great Wakering which was open on Thursday afternoons has now closed. The Distribution Centre at Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church on Thursday afternoons (1-3pm) remains unchanged. During November, our Distribution Centre at Crowstone St. George’s URC in Westcliff is hosting an event and will be closed on Wednesday the […]

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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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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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