Volunteers are heroes!!

When I talk to schools, WI, anywhere, the people who are my heroes are the volunteers who each week chat with people in need of help from the foodbank. They listen, they make cups of tea, they sort hampers, they offer tissues sometimes – they make the foodbank happen. They get involved…. My  2 other […]

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2016 statistics are in!

Thought some facts and figures for the past 2 years would help explain the work we do…. 2015 29000 kg IN 23000 kg OUT. 682 Hampers. 2016 33500 kg IN 36100 kg OUT 926 Hampers. KG refers to weight of food in and food out as it something we can measure year on year. 159 […]

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Christmas Hampers are a hit!!

This is a quote from a housing officer who delivered 8 hampers from the Christmas Hamper building session – ”The residents were so excited and were extremely grateful for the kind offerings. It just shows how crucial and essential the service you offer is.” So for all who help us year round, be proud of […]

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Christmas Hampers are coming….

  this is the Tesco sort from last weeks collection, nearly 2000kg of food, Thank you, to all who donated and helped sort it ready for hamper building  in 10 days time…. An amaz-z-z-zing team !

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A little bit of help from friends…..

I had the privilege yesterday of meeting a young guy living in a B and B, with no cooker, no permanent heating, not even a free washing machine.We talked about his past, his drinking, and how things are now. I asked about Christmas, while racking my brains to try to have a plan on how […]

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Christmas hampers and Tesco Collection….

Dates for your diaries please…. Tesco collection is on 1st – 3rd December, 9am till 5pm each day. With sorting of food starting will start 7th Dec after 1pm, till late… Christmas Hamper Building – is Monday 19th December 10am to 4pm – we aim to prepare food parcels, and arrange for collection starting at […]

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Project Manager goes BONKERS!!!!!

Jump delayed till November ….. but WILL still happen!! Its official, Jude Lechmere our project manager has gone BONKERS and is jumping out of a plan at 11,000 feet to raise money for a trip to Zimbabwe next year to build a school room. When asked why Jude said, ‘ I love doing foodbank and […]

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Sawtry Carnival gets people thinking

Sawtry Carnival

The Sawtry carnival was held on 11 June 2016 and the foodbank had a stall. We sold the chocolate bunnys and the remaining lego, we made £91.30.  Thank you for the bunnys and lego. In addition we prepared a single person’s food parcel and asked people to guess the weight for a small donation. There […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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