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Haircuts at the Hub

Thanks to these three wonderful humans(see above), the Foodbank is able to offer clients and their families dry haircuts at Calton Parkhead Church (the Hub). The service is available on the last Wednesday of every month and slots need to be booked in advance. It is just one more way in which Glasgow NE is […]

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Our Volunteers are Winners

On Thursday 30th March, the Evening Times presented representatives of Glasgow NE volunteers with the East Glasgow Community Award for Public Service. Tara Maguire, the Project Coordinator posted the following comment: “Massive thanks to the judging panel at the Evening Times Community Champion Awards for recognising the marvellous work our team do. It means the […]

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17 Foodbanks helped

Thanks to all the volunteers who turned up on the day to help at the Celtic collection and the subsequent sorting. Celtic fans were very generous enabling 17 foodbanks to take away at least half a tonne each. Fans also dug deep to fill the Celtic Foundation collecting cans. By the time the match started […]

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Reviving hope: a short presentation

To get a real understanding of the work which we do at Glasgow NE Foodbank, try this link.  

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

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?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

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

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

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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