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July 16, 2019

(The team at Hackney Foodbank) 

Residents with severe mental health problems are being thrown on the scrapheap and left to a downward spiral of poverty under the new Universal Credit system.

That’s the verdict of the team at Hackney Foodbank who say poverty is the worst they’ve ever known it – they say most of the people going hungry and struggling to pay rent are those with conditions like depressi...

April 9, 2019

Volunteers are needed to help serve families at Hackney Food Bank’s lunch club this Easter Holidays. They are also appealing for food donations. 

School holidays are tough for families experiencing poverty who, without the help of free school lunches, are faced with an extra meal to provide each day.

So the Food Bank runs a lunch club at the Florence Bennett Centre on weekdays to make sure locals do...

November 7, 2018

Demand for Hackney Foodbank could surge by up to 50 per cent over the next year, due in part to the recent rollout of Universal Credit.

Statistics announced by the Trussell Trust reveal that in areas that have had full Universal Credit for a year or more, foodbanks have seen a 52 per cent average increase in demand, compared to an increase of 13 per cent in areas without Universal Credit. 

The timin...

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