News

Taunton Foodbank thanks people of Taunton Deane for their generosity during the Neighbourhood Food Collection

This December, local people donated enough food for an incredible 5380 meals at the Tesco store in Castle Street during the ninth Neighbourhood Food Collection.  The collection took place between 1st and 3rd December 2016, in partnership with Tesco, foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, and food redistribution charity, FareShare. For many people referred to a […]

Read more

Can you or your workplace help us with a reverse advent calendar?

Can you help us at Taunton FoodBank with an alternative take on the advent calendar? We are asking you to set aside a box (at home or at work) and then from the 1st of December until Christmas Eve simply donate an item from our shopping list to the box. Then, bring your advent calendar […]

Read more

Big Neighbourhood Collection for Taunton FoodBank

We will be in Tesco Castle Street on Thursday 1st of December; Friday 2nd of December; and Saturday 3rd of December as part of the Big Neighbourhood Collection in partnership between the Trussell Trust and Tesco. Our volunteers will be there and look forward to seeing you. This is a great opportunity to find out […]

Read more

Latest figures show 770 emergency food parcels given to local people by Taunton Foodbank in six months

770 three day emergency food boxes given to local people in crisis by Taunton Foodbank in first half of the year – over 40% went to families with children. Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures are still not decreasing   Over 770 three day emergency food boxes were […]

Read more

Items desperately needed by Taunton Foodbank

We are calling again upon the wonderful generosity of our community to help us feed those in crisis in our communities. We are desperately in need of the following items: Long life Fruit Juice Jam Tinned Rice Pudding If you can help us, please donate your wonderful gifts in one of our supermarket collection points. […]

Read more

6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

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.

Read more

Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

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 […]

Read more

Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

budget-box-chancellor

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 […]

Read more

Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

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, […]

Read more

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

volunteers picking items for food parcel

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 […]

Read more