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Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank - combatting poverty in Stoke-on-Trent



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What are Foodbanks?

 
  • give 3 days of emergency food to people in crisis
  • works with frontline care professionals to identify those in need
  • provide nutritionally balanced food
  • signpost clients to  organizations able to help combat the longer term problem
  • all food given out is donated by the public

13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income, illness.

Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

Last year nationally foodbank network fed over 60,000 people experiencing food poverty. This year they will feed over 100,000 people and the numbers are rising.

Shocking figures show  in Stoke-on-Trent 29% of children live in poverty. With Tunstall, Burslem, Bentilee, Chell, Packmoor, Fenton, Blurton, Abbey Green, Norton all with higher percentages than the Stoke-on-Trent aver gage.

With such high figures in mind the congregation of  Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Sneyd Green, many over retirement age couldn't sit ideally by whilst people in Stoke-on-Trent suffered, and have been working extremely hard setting up a warehouse facility and foodbank infrastructure. 

The eventual aim is to then set up distribution points through out Stoke-on-Trent within walking distance of all who need help.

Opening in May 2012, Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank is asking for Stoke people to show generosity to those less fortunate than themselves by:

Donate Food Shopping List

  • Milk (UHT or powered)
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Fruit Juice (long life carton)
  • Soup
  • Pasta sauces
  • Sponge Pudding (Tinned)
  • Cereals
  • Baked Beans (Tinned)
  • Rice Pudding (tinned)
  • Tea Bags/Instant Coffee
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tinned Meat.Fish
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Jam
  • Biscuits or Snack Bars
  • 'Free From' items

www.stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk

info@stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk
General enquiries
T: 01782 281818

 

 

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Karen's picture

Thanks Matt People can also

Thanks Matt

 

People can also 'like' the foodbank at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stoke-on-Trent-Foodbank/379733792038148

and follow it on twitter @stokefoodbank

Viv Harris's picture

Thank you to all those who

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help those less fortunate than yourselves. May God richly bless you and the work that you are doing.

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