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We are open on 30 May

As Monday 29 May is a public holiday the foodbank will be closed and instead will open on Tuesday 30 May for clients and donations

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1456 Food Parcels

were distributed by Malvern Hills foodbank in 2016 to help 866 adults and 590 children in crisis. This was little changed from 2015, so we continue to need your donations of food and non-food items to help our fellow citizens put food on the table. Thank you for all you do for the foodbank.

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Tyler’s Advent Box

Tyler Willis, aged 9, decided that instead of enjoying her own Advent Calendar and opening a door each day, leading up to Christmas, she would do something to help those who might not be enjoying that time of year. Instead, she decorated a cardboard box with brightly coloured Christmas designs and started a collection of […]

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Reaching out to people in food poverty at Christmas time

Christmas can be a very difficult time for people on low incomes as budgets are stretched even tighter with present buying and festive goods and activities. Thanks to the generosity of the people of Malvern Hills District, including the recent influx of food from harvest festivals, Malvern Hills Foodbank is well stocked. We are keen […]

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Collection at Morrison’s exceeds records

On Saturday 23rd July a team from the foodbank collected over 700kg of food and non-food items from generous shoppers at Morrison’s, Malvern Retail Park. The collection was prompted by shortages in the warehouse of a number of items and the shopping list given to customers listed these in priority order. Previous collections at local […]

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Over 1500 Food Parcels Distributed in 2015/16

Picking Area and Warehouse 70%

1514 three day or more emergency food parcels were provided to local people by Malvern Hills Foodbank in the 2015/16 financial year; of this number 676 went to children. In 2014/15 we provided 1657 food parcels so this is a small but welcome drop in demand. Nationwide, Trussell Trust foodbanks provided over one million three-day […]

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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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