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Local MP supports call for foodbank DWP hotline

Nov 08, 2016

Foodbanks call for direct DWP hotline, as new figures show half a million emergency food parcels distributed by Trussell Trust foodbanks in six months.

  • More than 500,000 three day emergency food parcels distributed to people in crisis in first half of the year – over 188,500 to children
  • Issues with benefits account for 44 per cent of all referrals
  • Charity calls for foodbank telephone ‘hotline’ to local Job Centres to support people in crisis more quickly and efficiently, reducing negative impact on mental wellbeing

National Food Collection provides 5.1 million meals

Jul 15, 2014

Tesco’s held their fourth National Food Collection earlier this month, in conjunction with the Trussell Trust who provide three days emergency to individuals and families who are in crisis, and FareShare who fight hunger and distribute food to local charities. The collection was in all Tesco’s stores across the country and aimed to get enough food to provide 5 million meals for families across the country. Jon Cruddas, local MP for Dagenham and Rainham has supported the project in the past and always encourages local residents to come out in support of the National Food Collection.

BanD Together pilot project launched to help food banks in the local area

Oct 21, 2013
Since 2012 Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has been in discussion about how to bring together all of the council, voluntary and faith organisations in the borough to pool resources and find ways to make services more easily accessible to the local community. On Friday 11th October ‘BanD Together’ (Barking and Dagenham Together) was launched.
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