Note all the Foodbank distribution centres have the use of a phone. We were pleased last week when the Department for Work & Pensions announced that there will be no charge to call the Universal Credit helpline from the end of the October, and by the end of the year, there will be no charge to […]
In 2015, Great Yarmouth was picked as the trial site for a pilot of “universal credit,” in which the various benefits paid to low-income people were replaced with a single payment, centrally administered. For the last two years we have worked very hard to to fill the needs.The system is designed to be exclusively served via web-based forms, […]
Just by giving food to Gt Yarmouth Foodbank – you can be a vital part of the community that’s providing emergency food to local people in crisis who find themselves on the edge of disaster. These supplies take the form of nutritionally balanced emergency foodboxes to cover an individual or family’s basic needs for 72 […]
The government is to scrap fees for the Universal Credit helpline after it was revealed some claimants have been charged up to 55p a minute to access advice and support. Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke confirmed the move on Wednesday saying the helpline will be free within a month.
Our volunteers perform around 700 hours of unpaid tasks per month, including stock-taking, picking up and delivering food, inputting data, helping clients, packing boxes and other work, worth thousands if the country had to pay. WELL DONE EVERYONE OF YOU.
We offer food for lunches that you can stay onsite and enjoy. At St Mary Magdalen Tuesdays there is a 3 course meal which starts at 12.30 . On Thursdays at The WELL at St Andrews we offer soup, sandwiches ,fruit yoghurt, plus a mixture of other foods served between 11 am and 12.45. At Herbies […]
The most common reason is providing food and support for the length of time it takes to receive the first payment. This varies from 6 – 14 weeks At first we saw a quadrupling of demand now it is up about 20%. We try to give food for the duration of Universal Credit wait, and […]
A big thank you to the local churches and schools who have given their Harvest Thanksgiving produce to The Foodbank
We have plenty of cereals but are short of Baked beans puddings sugar and tinned vegetables – if you can please help thank you all you wonderful people.