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A fantastic collection by the staff at Ribena Lucozade Suntory Ltd

A big THANK YOU goes to everyone at Ribena Lucozade Suntory Ltd who collected an amazing 204.85 KG of food and non-food items for us this week. This is the second donation from the staff, which also included dozens of Easter Eggs. So many in fact, that we were able to share some of them […]

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Days we’re closed over the Easter Holidays

There will be no food distribution from St Matthew’s Church, Yiewsley on Good Friday, 30th March or from Bell Farm Christian Centre, West Drayton on Tuesday, 3rd April.

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New distribution centre opening in Cowley from 21st February

From Wednesday, 21st February a new distribution centre will be opening on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm. This is located in the Living Room, a new pastoral centre for the Crown Church.  On the High Street in Cowley, it is on the opposite side to the post office, next to the Shree Adhya […]

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We’re up and running…

Thanks to some wonderful volunteers and a lot of amazing help and support, the Yiewsley & West Drayton Foodbank is now open to offer help and emergency food to local people in crisis.

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Opening 24th April

Yiewsley & West Drayton Foodbank is the newest Trussell Trust Foodbank in the country. We will be opening our doors from Monday, 24th April. You can access food and help from two locations. (Please contact us if you don’t have a voucher.) St Matthew’s Church Centre, High Street , Yiewsley, West Drayton UB7 7QH Open […]

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Calling for Volunteers

Yiewsley & West Drayton Foodbank will be open from Monday, 24th April.  We have a range of volunteer roles which need filling. Would you like to help provide emergency food to those in need in Yiewsley, West Drayton and the Heathrow villages? Perhaps you like talking to people or lending a listening ear? Would you prefer to help […]

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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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