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Volunteer Benefits Advisors

We are currently looking to enhance our Benefits Advice service with additional volunteers.  This is an opportunity to be trained in this skill and then use that training to ensure that our clients are receiving their entitlements and being treated fairly and within the rules by the DWP.  If you are interested, please click here […]

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A BIG Cheque from The Morgan Foundation

The team at Southport Foodbank was delighted recently to receive the news that The Morgan Foundation had agreed to donate £5,000 per annum for three years to fund our Community Money Advice service .   This is a free service for our clients whose debt situation is contributing to the crisis they currently find themselves […]

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2014/15 Annual Report

2014-15 Annual Report For those who are interested in the figures, the 2014/15 Annual Report adds a little flesh to the bones. But what we must always remember is that we are dealing not with statistics, but real lives.    

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Love My Community – and they did!

Some of you may  have read in the Visiter  about Southport schools ‘Love My Community’ initiative, coordinated by the Southport Learning Partnership. On the  Thursday or Friday before the spring half-term break,  children in many schools were allowed to turn up in the clothing of their choice provided they made a cash or food donation which […]

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Pampering donation

  Unite Professionals helps promotes the need for emergency food for local people with an Eggcellent Donation this Easter to The Southport Foodbank. Unite Professionals with its Head Office in Southport is a leading provider of Case Management Services and long-time supporter of the Southport Foodbank and is giving back to the community with a […]

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Expansion at Lakeside

If you visit the main warehouse at Lakeside on a Monday or Friday morning the most likely words you will hear are ‘excuse me’ or ‘sorry’. Why? A small army of volunteers trying to weigh, label, sort, shelve, remove from shelves and prepare orders for the distribution centres all at the same time in a […]

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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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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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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 […]

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