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Christmas Opening Hours

Please note we open at the following times over the Christmas period: Monday 26th- Closed Tuesday 27th-Closed Wednesday 28th- Open 12.30-2.30pm Thursday 29th – Open 12.30-2.30pm Friday 30th – Open 12.30-2.30pm   Monday 2nd Jan- Closed Tuesday 3rd Jan – Open 12.30-2.30pm

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Festive Advent Fun! Spread some love this Christmas…

The festive season is almost upon us and we are already being blessed by Harvest donations. Another great activity to do as we approach Christmas is the traditional advent calendar, so we added a festive twist to ours and created a reverse advent calendar! If you would like to be involved with blessing families in need this Christmas, […]

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Various Volunteer Roles Needed

WE’RE ON AN AMAZING JOURNEY… HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO JOIN US? The King’s Lynn Foodbank feeds over 300 people a month, providing emergency food to people in crisis, and showing the love of God to people in a clear, practical way. We’ve been amazed with the generosity of volunteers, members of the […]

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1 in 5 parents will skip a meal this summer

40% of parents worry about extra costs of paying for childcare this summer holiday & 1 in 5 will skip a meal or more to feed their kids. 1 in 5 British parents of schoolchildren aged 5 to 16 will skip a meal or more this summer holiday so there will be enough food for […]

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Cost of poverty estimated at £78bn per year

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that the UK poverty costs the average taxpayer £1,200 a year. The charity’s new report, Counting the cost of UK poverty by Heriot-Watt and Loughborough Universities, has estimated the annual cost of poverty at £78 billion. The research suggests £1 in every £5 spent on public services is needed […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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?

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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

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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

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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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