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May bank holiday opening times

During the month of May the Gateway Centre will be closed on the 7th as well as the 28th as these are Bank Holidays. All other centres will be open as usual.

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Volunteers needed

We are currently looking for people to join an existing and dedicated group of volunteers, collecting food donations and then distributing supplies to the various foodbank centres during Thursday mornings. You will need to be physically fit, able to lift reasonable weights and work well as part of a team. So if you care about […]

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Christmas and New Year opening times

Our Christmas and New Year opening times are listed below: Monday 19th – Gateway (as normal) Wednesday 21st – Living Word (as normal) Friday 23rd – Tang Hall (as normal) Saturday 24th – CLOSED  Monday 26th – CLOSED Wednesday 28th –CLOSED (Project Manager on call, ring in advance for parcel collection 07871610894) Friday 30th – CLOSED Saturday 31st […]

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Numbers and faces

  The Foodbank network provided more than 1 million 3 day food supplies to people in crisis in the last year, that’s right, 1 MILLION. Which is higher than it has ever been. Now, what does this look like on a local level? Well, our statistics here at York Foodbank are slightly down on last […]

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Eat Well Spend Less – Jo Pickard

I have to admit I was overly cocky about this challenge, I felt that my student days would fair me well on my mission to fill my cupboards with tasty food that will last me a week for £7. Oh how wrong I was, shopping with only £7 was not quick or easy, first of […]

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Live Below The Line Challenge

  Do we really know what being hungry feels like? To be honest I don’t think I have ever really gone hungry – or had to regularly miss meals. Of course, I come home after a long day at work saying ‘I’m starving’ and start to raid the fridge for snacks, but like most people, […]

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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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