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Guarantee the Essentials Campaign is Now Live!

Guarantee the Essentials Campaign

On Friday 8th September, The Trussell Trust, in partnership with The Joseph Rountree Foundation, launched the Guarantee our Essentials campaign:  Guarantee our essentials – The Trussell Trust Why do we need an Essentials Guarantee? “The basic rate of Universal Credit should at least cover the cost of essentials like food, household bills and travel costs, […]

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MP visit this week

Helen Morgan MP visited the food bank on Monday this week and she stayed with us for two hours. Helen and her colleague were able to chat with volunteers, agency workers from Women’s Aid, Citizens Advice and Samaritans, and even a visitor who, graciously, allowed Helen to briefly interrupt her meeting with the Citizens Advisor. […]

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Give as you Live

We wanted to let you know about a great FREE fundraising tool from our friends at Give as you Live. If you shop online for your groceries, did you know you could be earning a free donation for us with every order? It’s a great way to support us for free, and the donations really […]

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Shropshire Star reports on Foodbank AGM

See the article by David Tooley at https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/cost-of-living/2023/06/23/foodbank-finances-under-strain-as-demand-remains-high-and-products-fly-off-the-shelves/ A food bank in north Shropshire now has to buy more than half of the food it hands out to needy people as demands on its services grow. Oswestry and Borders Foodbank – a part of the national Trussell Trust network – says a part of that […]

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Oswestry Mayor’s Charities 23/24, Oswestry Foodbank and Osnosh

Sponsored Cycling: Alpe D’huez & Mont Ventoux, 2 iconic climbs. These are 2 iconic and difficult mountain climbs from the Tour de France, each being twice the height of Snowdon. Alpe D’huez has 21 hairpin bends . Mont Ventoux has the memorial to Tom Simpson who sadly died on the climb. Duncan will cycle his […]

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BanktheFood Mobile Phone App

The Oswestry and Borders foodbank has registered with BanktheFood. BanktheFood is a registered charity (Charity Commission for England and Wales Number 1194167) that has a mission to ensure food banks always have exactly what they need when they need it. Food banks often struggle with effectively communicating their real-time supply and demand needs to their […]

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Oswestry and Borders Foodbank Christmas 2022 Opening

The Foodbank will be open on Monday 19th December and Thursday 22nd December 11:00-14:00 as usual. Additionally, it will open on Friday 23rd December 11:00-14:00. The Foodbank will be closed from Saturday 24th December – Monday 2nd January 2023. During this time phone messages will be accessed on a daily basis. The Foodbank will be […]

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£3.5 million pledged to the Trussell Trust’s Emergency Appeal

Julia and Hans Rausing have pledged £3.5 million to the Trussell Trust’s emergency appeal to support its network of 1,300 foodbanks in what is expected to be a particularly difficult winter. The Trussell Trust is expecting to provide 1.3 million emergency food parcels in the next six months, including an estimated half a million for children. This […]

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Radio Shropshire Interview 10th November 2022

A recording of a Radio Shropshire interview with the Oswestry and Borders Foodbank manager – Liz Jermy

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Mid-Year Statistics

On Thursday 10th November, we released our stats for emergency food parcel distribution from April to September 2022, which shed light on the level of need for Oswestry and Borders Foodbank in our local community. The stark new figures reveal that we provided 1,227 emergency food parcels to people who couldn’t afford the essentials in […]

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