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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Tesco collection

raises more

than two tonnes

MORE than two tonnes of food was donated one  weekend in July by customers at the Tesco supermarket to a local foodbank.

In addition, Tesco kindly offered to provide the Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank with a further 30% of the value of the 2047 kg food donated.

“The response from the public to our appeal has been absolutely overwhelming,” commented Peter Lindahl, the charity’s press officer. “Their generous donations will provide a tremendous boost to our food stock, enabling us to continue to help those in the community who are struggling to put food on the table.”

The Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank joined more than 420 other Trussell Trust foodbanks in last week’s nationwide food collection (Thursday, July 3 to Saturday, July 5). The event was run in partnership with Tesco stores to provide emergency food parcels for those in need.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped make this food collection such a fantastic success: all the kind-hearted shoppers who donated food; Tesco Long Eaton for all its help: our own extremely hard-working volunteers for giving their time: and MP Jessica Lee for her support,” said Mrs Pat Hassall, the foodbank’s manager.

The Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank relies entirely on donations of food and money from schools, churches, supermarkets, firms and individuals. It provides emergency food supplies for three days to local families, single parents and individuals in crisis, in exchange for vouchers, obtained from front-line care professionals, such as health visitors, social workers,

*You can contact the Long Eaton and Sawley Foodbank on: tel. 07950 547671, email  

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