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Godmanchester FoodBank School Summer Scheme

Working with local schools we helped 45 families through the school summer holiday. The volunteer team worked really hard to keep the parcels flowing. “Thank you – it was lovely knowing that our families were being taken care of.  I don’t think people realise that some of our families rely on school dinners as part […]

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2018 FoodBank Collection

Godmanchester FoodBank will be collecting food donations from shoppers at Tesco Extra, Sapley on Thursday 28th June and Friday 29th June. Working in partnership with volunteers from local companies we will be collecting food donations to help local people in crisis. In the last 9 months the FoodBank has distributed over 16 tonnes of food […]

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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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