Tag Archives: Trussell Trust

Food bank use up 74% in 5 years as London faces winter crisis

The need for food banks is still well above what it was before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and is a shocking 74per cent higher than it was in 2016, according to the latest figures from charity the Trussell … Continue reading

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Poverty rising as 1,759 Croydon families need food banks

As food bank use across London surged over the summer, because of the “shambolic” introduction of Universal Credit, figures released this week show that there were 1,759 three-day emergency food supplies given out in Croydon in that six-month period. The … Continue reading

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Noted: How our local MPs voted to oppose food bank motion

On Wednesday, in the House of Commons, the Labour party put forward a motion that called for the government to look into the use of food banks in Britain. The number of people – many of them hard-working families – … Continue reading

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Food Bank Britain 2013: some uncomfortable truths

There is a debate in parliament today on the rising use of – and need for – food banks in Britain in 2013. Inside Croydon’s Christmas Appeal this year is for Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity which dispenses food to … Continue reading

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