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Tesco Bags of Help

Tameside East Foodbank is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every Tesco […]

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Low Stock Alert

Our stocks are running low for the following items: Tinned Fruit Tinned Tomatoes Tinned Spaghetti Tinned Rice Pudding Tinned Fish Long Life Milk Cereals Shampoo Hand Soap Washing Up Liquid   If you are able to help items can be placed in our “Drop Boxes” located at Tesco’s, Stalybridge and Morrison’s, Dukinfield. We can only […]

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The Year in Brief – Excerpts from our Annual Report 2017.

Tameside East Foodbank has now been in operation since December 2012 and works as a partnership of our local churches: Holy Trinity Church, Stalybridge, St John’s Church, Dukinfield and New Life Church, Ashton under Lyne. We continue to work in partnership  with the Trussell Trust and follow their operational procedures. The foodbank provides 3 days […]

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Carrier Bags!

We’re running out of carrier bags; can you help? You can drop them in to any of our centres; St Matthews, Stalybridge Mon11:00 – 13:00 Tue11:00 – 13:00 New Life Church, Ashton-under-Lyne Thu13:00 – 15:00 St. John’s Church Centre, Dukinfield Fri12:00 – 14:00 Sat10:00 – 12:00

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Press Release 7 November 2017

New figures show 1961 emergency food supplies given to local people by Tameside East Foodbank in six months Between 1st April and 30th September 2017, 1961 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Tameside East Foodbank, of this number, 724 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The […]

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2017 Christmas Hamper Scheme

As the majority of us look forward to the festive season the reality is that there are many families who struggle financially and Christmas is a very difficult time. Saying Happy Christmas is easy but, together, we can do something to make it real for these families. By putting together a Christmas Hamper and dropping […]

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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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