Get Involved with the Foodbank Collection!

Horsham District foodbank is collecting food at Tesco on 27th, 28th and 29th November this year. The bulk of our food donations come from this collection and Tesco also help us with funds equivalent to 30% of the value of the food collected. As a charity this is a...

Why Do People Use Foodbanks?

#foodbank @CitizensAdvice looks at reasons for increased usage The single biggest reason why people came for food was delays to benefit payments. The number of clients who had a delay in payment increased by 30% between March and September. The second largest reason...

Faith in Foodbanks?

#foodbanks Across the United Kingdom, in towns, cities and rural communities, there has emerged a rapidly growing network of foodbanks. Some are relatively small “community larders” while others operate on an almost industrial scale. Local churches and congregations...

Mail ‘backlash’ donations surge past £100k

Mail 'backlash' donations surge past £100k #foodbanks #dwpwelfareassist Public dismay at a Mail on Sunday 'expose' of food bank 'fraud' has triggered £107,000 in donations for the Trussell Trust food bank charity. Rather brilliantly, the Mail...

Life of a food bank user

He used to crew a Nimrod in the RAF. Now his most challenging mission is to feed himself on £58.92 a week. He’s on disability benefits, but there are deductions: one for rent arrears, another to pay back a crisis loan. So he’s become one of the 913,000 people a year...