13 Nov 19
We will be closed from 24th–29th December Open on 30th December- Oswestry Closed 31st Dec – 2nd Jan Open 3rd Jan – Ellesmere Open as usual from 6th January 2020.
8 Nov 19
Today, we’ve launched State of Hunger, the largest ever piece of research into hunger and food bank use in the UK. Find out more now The research shows that households who have been referred to a food bank have an average weekly income after housing costs of just £50. They’re struggling to afford to […]
1 Oct 19
Today, we’ve released a new report that lays bare the consequences of the five week wait for Universal Credit. Food banks in the Trussell Trust network have long been sounding the alarm about the problems caused by the move on to Universal Credit and, in particular, the five week wait. This report reveals the acute, and often […]
13 Jun 19
The June 2019 Foodbank newsletter has information about: New Volunteers New Trustees New Referral Agencies New Donors The New Foodbank Sign New Data from the Trussell Trust Newly Employed Project Manager New Ways to Give CAP Job Club and Debt Centre Download a copy (PDF) from here.
16 May 19
As of May 2019 the Foodbank is need of the following food items: Biscuits Sugar Coffee Tea bags Cereals Drinking chocolate Juice Tomato sauce Mayonnaise Brown sauce Tinned meat Porridge If you are intending to donate food to the Foodbank please consider donating items from the above list.
30 Apr 19
The Trussell Trust said a record number of packages were handed out nationally. Benefits which are insufficient to cover living costs and payment delays for Universal Credit were among the reasons given. Between April 2018 and March 2019, the charity handed out 6,000 emergency three-day food packages at food banks in Shropshire – 38 per […]
25 Apr 19
The Oswestry and Borders Foodbank was featured in the Shropshire Star on April 23rd 2019. Click on this link to read the full story. View the Trussell Trust Foodbank statistics for the year 2018/2019.
18 Feb 19
Click on the link below to read the February 2019 newsletter (PDF file). Oswestry and Borders Foodbank newsletter February 2019
7 Feb 19
Currently (February 2019) Oswestry & Borders Foodbank is experiencing a shortage of tinned meat. Liz Jermy , the foodbank manager and Job coach says: ” we desperately need items such as stew, mince, chilli, hot dogs and ravioli”. Donations are needed. To see how and where to donate visit the foodbank’s donations page.
3 Jan 19
by Jack Butler (Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer) An Oswestry based food bank has given its thanks to the community for their generosity over the past year. The Oswestry and Borders Foodbank has been inundated with donations from residents and businesses in Oswestry and its surrounding areas, meaning this year they have been able to […]