Colchester Foodbank Annual General Meeting 2016

We are delighted to say that the AGM was very well attended and extremely informative for all. We’d like to thank everyone who was able to take part in this important decision-making process. A full report of the meeting will be posted within 4 weeks.

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Food Parcel Recipe Challenge

Could you take the Colchester Foodbank Food Parcel Recipe Challenge? ‘A recipe is a story that ends in a good meal’ – Pat Conroy Sponsored by The Old Siege House Top Colchester Chef, Darren Lisney, co-owner of The Old Siege House, will judge the recipes and announce the winner at ‘The Colchester Free Fun Festival’, Castle […]

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Annual General Meeting 2016

Colchester foodbank

We are hosting our AGM 2016 at St. Anne’s Church, Compton Road, Colchester at 6.30pm on Saturday 24th of September, and we’d love to see you all there!  For more details please check our Facebook Event page

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April 2016 Newsletter

Simon post-marathon

April was a busy month for us!  Find out what we had to celebrate by visiting our blog at  

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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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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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