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Half-Marathon run supporting the Foodbank

Vicky Burrows from North Shropshire College is running a half marathon in Shrewsbury on October 10th and is collecting donations for the Oswestry and Borders Foodbank. Vicky is the Senior Wellbeing and Pastoral Mentor at the college. Vicky says: Well, I have entered the Shrewsbury half marathon on October 10th. Who would have thought the […]

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Food banks call for government to drop Universal Credit cut

Original article in the Shropshire Star. By Dominic Robertson Published: Sept 9, 2021 Last Updated: Sept 9, 2021 Food banks across the county have warned that the government’s £20 cut to Universal Credit will “plunge more people into debt”. The government plans to scrap the uplift to Universal Credit next month The Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance, and a […]

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August Bank Holiday Opening

The Foodbank opening days and times for the week beginning Monday 30th August are: Closed: Monday 30th August Bank Holiday Open: Tuesday 31st August, 11a.m.  – 2p.m. Closed: Thursday 2nd September Open: Monday 6th September. 11a.m. – 2p.m.

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Shropshire Junior League’s donation to Oswestry and Borders Foodbank

Original article in Oswestry Life at https://www.oswestry.life/article/junior-leagues-donation-to-oswestry-foodbank/ When outdoor grassroots football returned in September 2020, all thoughts were to complete the football season. However, this was not to be as by early November we would enter another Covid Lockdown that was to last through the Winter with all grassroots football cancelled. Mike Hames, Chairman of […]

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March Statistics

These  are the end of year statistics- from 17th March 2020 to 31st March 2021- which coincide with the closing of the Ellesmere foodbank and the beginning of the first lockdown: Individuals Helped Adults: 4691 ( last year 2865) Children under 18: 1431 ( last year 978) Young adults 18-25: 371 % Households Helped 46% […]

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Outdoor Pilates Generates Foodbank Donations

The Shropshire Star reported Carol Main’s plans for an outdoor sunset pilates session to be held on April 1st at Ellesmere bowling green. Entrance was free but participants were asked to bring a donation for the Foodbank. The event was organised by Carole Main who runs Mainly Pilates. The event has taken place and we […]

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Shropshire Star: More families turn to food banks

The following article appeared in the Shropshire Star on 5th April 2021. You can find the original article here. ‘Many are shocked to find themselves asking for help’: More families turn to food banks for help By Lisa O’Brien With child poverty levels soaring to new heights and the pandemic heaping hardships on families, many more […]

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Foodbank on Midlands Today

The Foodbank featured on Midlands Today on Wednesday 31st March.  

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Oswestry foodbank to make television appearance

From an article in the Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer. TELEVISION cameras were in Oswestry on Monday to find out more about the work done at the town’s foodbank. BBC Midlands visited the Oswestry & Borders Foodbank, in Beatrice Street, to speak with foodbank manager Liz Jermy and film the work being done at the […]

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Radio Shropshire Interview

Early in the first lockdown, Radio Shropshire interviewed a number of organisations that were helping people to cope with the situation. Oswestry and Borders  Foodbank was one of them. On March 23rd 2021, as part of the national day of reflection, they decided to see what had happened since the first interview. Click below to […]

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