Thurrock Food Bank
15 July 2021
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Good afternoon from an excited Corringham Warehouse
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We are pleased to confirm that Thurrock Foodbank has been selected by the Trussell Trust to be a Pathfinder Foodbank.
We are so pleased to have been selected and excited about what this means to us and the future of Thurrock Foodbank, as well as the benefits to the people we help in our community.
The Pathfinder programme will benefit all food banks in the network to create their own local strategic plans, and work towards a shared Strategic vision across the Trussell Trust network. It is hoped that successful Pathfinder food banks will also inspire others to reflect on their learnings and share best practice.
The benefit of becoming a Pathfinder food bank we will have the opportunity to:
• Better align their activity and resources towards a future without the need for food banks
• Learn and gain expertise from the Trussell Trust and other food banks across the UK
• Increase positive outcomes for people in their local community • Increase the collective impact of the network
• Be part of discovering new, effective ways to reduce the need for food banks locally and nationally
• Structure our programmes to be able to build new partnerships and identify longer term supporters As part of the programme, Pathfinder food banks will receive targeted support from a dedicated Pathfinder team at the Trussell Trust, as well as access to specialists within and beyond the Trussell Trust to help provide in-depth advice and support.
Pathfinder food banks will focus on?
The first part of the programme is focused on induction and self-reflection, as the Trussell Trust supports each food bank to develop a bespoke strategic plan that works for their community.
There are five key principles of the Pathfinder programme, including a shared commitment to:
• A UK without the need for food banks
• Developing a locally-designed strategic plan that aims to reduce the need for emergency food in that community
• Adopting a proactive approach towards involving people with direct experience of poverty in the food bank’s work
• Working in partnership with a variety of local stakeholders
• Actively learning together as we trial new, locally appropriate approaches.
In the first year, the programme will focus on: • Reviewing referral pathways • Increasing food banks’ engagement with people with direct experience of poverty • Developing income maximisation initiatives.
This is clearly going to be a additional work load but will be a major benefit to the community please pray for us as we plan to support the people of Thurrock in a way that will be more helpful to them, give them the help they need and give them hope of a better future.
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Thank you all so much for all your continued help & support it is very much appreciated
If you do want any further information on our work or would like to discuss any aspect of our work in the future in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me.
Operations Manager Thurrock Foodbank
LAUNCH: State of Hunger report
Today, we’re excited to launch the latest report from our State of Hunger project. We hope you’ve had a chance to look through the key messages and press release that we sent earlier this week. You can also read the full report on our website now: www.trusselltrust.org/state-of-hunger.
The research, carried out with Heriot-Watt University, reveals the extreme poverty faced by people at food banks going into the pandemic, with just £248 a month on average to survive on after housing costs to cover energy and water, council tax, food, and other essentials. This simply isn’t right.
You have been on the frontline throughout the pandemic, serving your communities and supporting people in crisis as well as joining us to call for long-term change. Thank you. Today, we’re asking you to join us in calling on the government to make this a priority and deliver the changes we need, both by sharing the report findings with your networks and asking your followers and communities to use their voices to call for change directly via campaign actions.
Assets for you to use on social media are available to download here, and we’ve included some suggested wording for posts here. We’ll be sharing content across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram throughout the day, too, so please do like and share our posts with your own networks.
You can also get involved by taking on one of our campaign actions. Contact your MP now and ask them to call on the UK Government to develop a plan to end the need for food banks.
Your amazing efforts enable us to produce powerful research like this and having such a strong evidence base is vital as together we call for change. Thank you so much for all that you’re doing both to support your local communities and help build a hunger free future.
If you want any further information relating to The State of Hunger campaign, or any other aspect of the work of Thurrock Foodbank then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Operations Manager Thurrock Foodbank
- 96 Dock Rd
- RM18 7BT