21 Sep 18
We want to give a big thanks to Chris Furlong, former Middleton Councillor, who earlier this year took part in three marathons, in three countries, to raise much needed funds for three charities close to his heart. Through Chris’s sterling efforts, and his generous donors and supporters, he managed to raise a total of £2,147 […]
25 Apr 18
Easter Craft fare – Slimming World Middleton We want to say a BIG thank you to all the folk from Jeanie Logan and the Slimming World Middleton team who worked so hard to put on our Lighthouse Easter Craft Fair at the end of March. There were a many great craft stalls to look round, […]
22 Mar 18
Middleton councillor Chris Furlong is running 3 marathons in 3 countries for 3 local charities in just 3 months – outstanding. Chris brought the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, down to the Lighthouse Project and Middleton Central foodbank early in March, to show him around, to tell him about our work and to build […]
21 Mar 18
A massive THANK YOU to the students and staff of Cardinal Langley RC High school for their generous donation of chocolate eggs and animals for us to give out to local families this Easter time. We really appreciate the donation and the regular support that the school gives to the Foodbank.
23 Dec 15
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.
8 Dec 15
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 […]
1 Dec 15
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 […]
21 Oct 15
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, […]
1 May 15
Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.
Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]