Saltbox's Money Matters Instrumental To Local Foodbank Success

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Analysis of the 2017 annual report from the Trussell Trust, the charity who operate Foodbanks nationwide, has shown that numbers of three-day emergency food packages given out across the city has fallen in sharp contrast to the national average. While nationally, this figure has risen by 6.64%, IN STOKE-ON-TRENT IT HAS FALLEN BY 6%


Anna Wilcocks, Project Manager of Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank says: 

"With the impact of further welfare reform being felt across Stoke-on-Trent, our local 6% decrease is only thought to have been possible because of the Money Matters ‘drop-in’ services offered in Stoke-on-Trent based Foodbanks ... delivered by Saltbox, this benefit, debt and budgeting money advice service is available at the point of need to Foodbank guests who are facing a crisis which has caused financial hardship."

She continues: "We want to help people get our of a continuous cycle of crisis. We have seen that the Money Matters adviser has made this possible for so many people." 


To find out more about Money Matters, visit See below for details of how you can get free training in money advice to help more people in Stoke work towards a debt-free life.


Dear Saltbox. Thank you for all you do in the city. Thank you for your faithfulness to your call. We pray God will keep increasing your influence in society.