Thank you doesn’t seem enough and it’s extremely difficult to put a value on priceless! We are just very lucky to have such a great group of committed volunteers who are all a credit to the organisation.
This thank you message also goes out to everyone that drops off food donations in our points across Telford and to everyone that campaigns and raises funds through our Local giving page.
We often get asked where is best to donate, so we try to make our donation points as accessible as possible for all Telford and Wrekin Residents. Here is a list of the donation points across all Telford & Wrekin boroughs:
Wellington – Citizens Advice offices TF1 1HW
Leegomery – Leegate Centre TF1 4NA
Hadley – Elim community church
Ketley – Community centre Holyhead road
Oakengates – The place theatre or Leek building society
St Georges –
Donnington – Community hub, St Matthews road
Muxton – Greenfields farm shop
Town centre – Sainsburys & ASDA
Strichley – Co-op store
Brookside – Central hub
Dawley – Please donate to the Christian centre
Lawley – Morrisons
Sutton Hill – Our main office 78-83 Severn Walk TF7 4AS
Woodside – Park lane centre
Ironbridge – Co-op store
Market Drayton – please visit Market Drayton Foodbank here
Newport – Please visit Newport Foodbank here
Shifnal – One stop store
If you’re local shop or borough hasn’t been listed it means we don’t have an accessible donation point in your area! Please get in touch if you can help set one up & get your family, friends and neighbours supporting Telford Foodbank!
Since it was first fully rolled out in Teford and Wrekin borough it has continued to be the highest cause of crisis for Foodbank referrals for Telford Crisis Support
Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working-age who are on a low income.
It replaces six existing means-tested benefits:
Universal Credit is paid on a monthly basis. Entitlement is worked out by comparing your basic financial needs that the government says you need to live on with your financial resources.
Your basic allowance will depend on whether you are single or claiming as a couple, and your age. There is one basic allowance for your household:
- Single claimant aged under 25: £251.77 per month
- Single claimant aged 25 or over: £317.82 per month
- Joint claimants both aged under 25: £395.20 per month
- Joint claimants either aged 25 or over: £498.89 per month
This week alone (07.05 – 10.05) 33 out of 66 food parcel requests were needed because of an issue with a Universal Credit claim. The main concern for our service users or to anyone applying for UC may have to wait 5 to 6 weeks before any payment goes through.
Although the initial payment delay does account for a high number of referrals, other examples this week include;
- Shortfalls, meaning payments received not covering household bills
- Losing jobs and having to stretch wages
- Relationship breakdowns
- Health problems and illness
- Over-payments or system errors being pushed back onto the claimant Transition from another benefit such as JSA/ESA
- Disputes and lack of support networks available.
To keep up with the demand we do really need your donations as without your kind of support, we would struggle to support those in need. Find out where you can donate here
Citizens Advice Telford do offer help to anyone that needs help to claim www.citizensadvice.org.uk/universalcredit
Shop online? If you want Amazon to donate to Telford Crisis Support, you need to start each shopping session at the URL https://smile.amazon.co.uk, and they will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible purchases.
Why not get involved?
Bake some green cakes, make everyone wear green at work, it’s up to you!