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New figures show 516 emergency food supplies given to local people by Oswestry and Borders Foodbank in six months

Between 1st April and 30th September 2017, 516 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Oswestry and Borders Foodbank, compared to the same period in the previous year. Of this number, 363 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported an […]

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Oswestry Oysteers help out Foodbank Client

A huge thank you to the Oswestry Osyteers who cut the grass for a client this week. It took 5 of them 12 man hours. We really appreciate their amazing effort!  Osyteers is an Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club Community Project.

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Homebuilder Supports Local Foodbank

David Wilson Homes Mercia has donated items to the Trussell Trust Oswestry and Borders Foodbank to help them boost their ongoing food stock challenges. The leading homebuilder, which is building homes in Oswestry at Montgomery Place on Morda Road, recently ran a collection at the development’s sales centre. Staff and residents at the development clubbed […]

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Food Donations for the Summer Months are Welcome

The number of people fed in 2016 by our food bank was 1614 – an average of 31 people a week. At our food Bank: —  18,160.34kg (approximately 18 tonnes) of food was donated by the public and 21,101.43kg (approximately 20 tonnes) of food was given out to those in need. We are currently low […]

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New Opening Hours for Ellesmere Foodbank

The Ellesmere Food Bank is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 09.00 am-10.15 am including through the holidays. It is situated in the Ellesmere Methodist church on Trimpley street. There is a sign outside when open. You will always receive a warm welcome. Food Bank vouchers are available at Ellesmere Primary School and Criftins Primary […]

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New Manager

Liz Jermy is the new Manager of the Oswestry and Borders Foodbank. At yesterday’s AGM Phil Simpson officially stepped down as manager because he is moving away to live in Middlesbrough. Liz is no stranger to the foodbank as she has been working as a family support worker in a primary school for the past […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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?

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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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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