Thanks to recipes donated by food poverty blogger, campaigner and author Jack Monroe, foodbanks will be trialling the use of recipe cards to help their clients create tasty budget meals. In conjuction with Oxfam, the recipes extracted from Jack's new book  'A Girl Called Jack', are for simple, wholesome recipes, easy to make and great for feeding a family. For more information and the recipes please see Jack's blog

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The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. There are now over 440 foodbanks in the network. Find out about our national network here

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Every can helps!

FROM the 2nd, 3rd and 4th July, all UK Tesco stores are hosting a food collection for either a Trussell Trust foodbank its partner charity, FareShare, to help stop UK hunger.

This is the 6th Neighbourhood Food Collection and the Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank would love you to help make this collection the best yet.

Will you join us to help stop UK hunger? You can donate to the Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank at the Long Eaton Tesco by simply picking up one of the shopping lists at the store’s entrance and donating an item or two (or more), to help stop people going hungry in your community.

Donations made to Trussell Trust foodbanks provide three days’ of nutritionally-balanced, emergency food to people in crisis that have been referred to a foodbank by frontline professionals, such as health workers, church leaders, citizen advice bureau advisers, social workers and community workers.

With 13 million people in the UK living in relative poverty, #everycanhelps!

Tesco tops up food donations by 30%, so by getting involved you will not only help provide vital food for UK people experiencing crisis, but funds which will help Trussell Trust foodbanks provide support beyond food and look at ways to tackle the root causes of poverty.

Some 37% of clients are children and in July to September 2014, over 20,000 more people were referred to a foodbank than in the previous three months.

During this period, over 96,000 children in total were provided with three days’ emergency food by a Trussell Trust foodbank.

The Trussell Trust provides families with food parcels to help them through crisis. To maintain a nutritional balance for their non-perishable food boxes, the charity requests certain items in particular, for example UHT or powdered milk, along with tinned meat/fish, tinned vegetables and long-life fruit juice.

For those wishing to take their donation step further, unusual donations such as treats like chocolate, and other essentials like toiletries and feminine hygiene products are always in short supply.

 David McAuley, CEO of Trussell Trust, said: “Over the past year Trussell Trust foodbanks have provided three days’ emergency food and support to 1,084,604 people in crisis, of which nearly 400,000 were children. In July to September of 2014, over 20,000 more people were referred to a foodbank than in the previous 3 months.

The Neighbourhood Food Collection campaign has collected 21.5million meals for people in need since 2012, which includes the 30% top-up, food raised through permanent collection points in 507 Tesco stores and local collections, plus surplus food from Tesco’s fresh food and online grocery distribution centres.

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