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Foodbank update article in ‘The Link’ Datchet

Thank you to ‘The Link’ Datchet who regularly publish news and updates from Slough Foodbank. This update – see page 4 & 5 – includes news and statistics as well as information on how to support Slough Foodbank through donations of currently needed food and toiletry items. Read the article in The Link Datchet

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Article in Slough Express with Slough Foodbank Manager

Read the full article in the Slough Express where Slough Foodbank Manager, Sue Sibany-King explains that Slough Foodbank is expecting referrals to rise due to changing circumstances in the town out of their control (cessation of the Local Welfare Provision benefit and the closure of Shelter in Slough), as well as the lasting effects of the […]

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MONTHLY STATS: JUNE 2021, 6% INCREASE IN NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS TO CHILDREN

FIGURES FOR THE NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY SLOUGH FOODBANK DURING 1 – 30 June 2021, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 2020. Total number of food parcels: 545, a 1% increase Number of adults: 365, a 2% decrease Number of children: 186, a 6% increase

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Video showing how partnerships with churches are making a real difference

A video produced by the Trussell Trust for churches shows how we are making a difference together, and why we believe it’s important to work towards a future in which no one needs to use a food bank.    

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MONTHLY STATS: MAY 2021, 7% INCREASE IN NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS

FIGURES FOR THE NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY SLOUGH FOODBANK DURING 1 – 31 MAY 2021, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 2020. Total number of food parcels: 602, a 7% increase Number of adults: 392, a 5% increase Number of children: 210, a 11% increase

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Article in The Guardian about Foodbanks and why they shouldn’t have to exist

You may like to read this article in The Guardian: The Trussell Trust gave hungry Britons 2.5m food parcels in the last year. A million were for children. Its CEO talks about the failure of the benefits system, the strains of the pandemic – and her awe at the people who step up to help. […]

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Closed 31 May – Bank Holiday

Please note that Slough Foodbank will be closed on Monday 31st May, due to the Bank Holiday.

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Latest Trussell Trust research as part of #HungerFreeFuture campaign

Trussell Trust has released new research showing that people forced to use foodbanks like ours at the start of the pandemic were facing extreme poverty, with just £248 a month to survive on after housing costs. This isn’t right. Find out more here: www.trusselltrust.org/state-of-hunger Key messages from their research include: 1. No one should be […]

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MONTHLY STATS: APR 2021, 18% DECREASE IN NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS

FIGURES FOR THE NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY SLOUGH FOODBANK DURING 1 – 30 APRIL 2021, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 2020. Total number of food parcels: 565, a 18% decrease Number of adults: 397, a 6% decrease Number of children: 168, a 38% decrease

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Acceptable? A poem written by a person with lived experience of poverty

No shame, no stigma. This poem was written by Caroline – a person with lived experience of poverty – about what it’s like to use a foodbank. It’s time for change > https://bit.ly/2Qdmimg

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