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Trussell Trust calls for child benefits freeze to be lifted as new report shows families with children are most likely to need foodbanks

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February at a glance…

Our new factsheet with figures for February is now available here.

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The Red Box Project @ East Lothian Foodbank

We were very excited to deliver our first Red Box to Dunbar Grammar earlier this month. At the foodbank we see a lot of women and girls who are struggling to afford sanitary products. If a family is unable to afford food and has been referred to us, that household may inevitably include women and girls […]

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Why does having a disability or health issue make you more likely to face hunger?

Laura from Exeter Foodbank shares her view from the frontline following the publication of Trussell Trust research into disability, health and hunger earlier this week. You can read more from Laura here Why does having a disability or health issue make you more likely to face hunger?    

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Disability, Health & Hunger

Garry Lemon, Head of External Affairs at The Trussell Trust, shares insights from a new report into disability and health conditions at foodbanks. Disability, Health & Hunger

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We can’t end hunger without knowing its scale

Click here for Garry Lemon, Head of External Affairs, The Trussell Trust, on why the Government needs to measure household food insecurity.    

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235 food parcels, 272 jingle bags and 19,786kg of food!

To find out more take a look at January’s newsletter.

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Every can helps

Help us support people facing hunger this winter by joining us for the UK’s biggest food collection Helping the hidden hungry in East Lothian this Christmas is what we’re all about! This weekend from Thursday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December, we’ll be collecting food donations at Haddington, Musselburgh and North Berwick Tesco stores. If you […]

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4th Tranent Guides pull out all the stops

Girlguiding East Lothian and the units which are part of it are frequent visitors to the foodbank learning about what we do, how they can help and to drop off donations. Well, once again we’ve been blown away by the hardwork and generosity of one of our local units 4th Tranent Guides. At the end of […]

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BeGreen Dunbar supports Jingle Bags

We are very excited to announce that our appeal for help filling our Jingle Bags has received a massive boost. BeGreen Dunbar, funded in its entirety by Community Windpower, the operators of Aikengall Wind Farm have provided a very generous donation of £3,000. This substantial contribution will go a long way towards ensuring that every person/family […]

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