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The message we want to get out there is that South Belfast Foodbank is STILL OPEN but how we operate has dramatically altered.  For the time being we have stopped all face to face sessions and have instead moved to pre packed crates going directly to the frontline agencies and  we are piloting other distribution methods. […]

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Impact of Coronavirus on Foodbank Operations

Due to current restrictions the Foodbank is operating in a limited contact mode. Clients will be asked to hand over their voucher at the door.  Prepacked bags of non-perishable food will be given. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer individual choices but you can request Vegetarian/ Meat/Meat & Fish/or Fish only parcels. Things […]

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5.9 Tonnes of Food Donated at the Christmas Tesco Collection

Our Christmas 3 day Tesco collection was on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd November, when we collected 5.9 tonnes of food to help people in need. A big Thank You goes out to all the shoppers that made such generous donations and also to our volunteers that made the collection such a success.

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Belvoir Distribution Centre Open

A new distribution centre has opened at Belvoir Hub.  Further details to be found on the Locations page

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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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