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Guarantee the Essentials Campaign is Now Live!

Big Give Christmas Challenge

Today is #GivingTuesday which marks the start of Oswestry & Borders Foodbank’s Big Give Christmas Challenge Campaign. For one week only, any donation received via the Big Give Link will be DOUBLED thanks to match funding from locals businesses and The Reed Foundation. The link will remain live until 12pm on Tuesday 5th December. Helping Local […]

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Trussell Trust Response to the Autumn Statement

Your voices have been heard! In Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, the UK government announced they will increase benefits in line with inflation. This will ease some of the pressures driving millions of people to food banks. It is fantastic to see that the Government have made some steps towards supporting people facing hardship, but with food […]

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TNS Calls for Foodbank Donations

The Advertiser has published an article outlining TNS’s call for foodbank donations. They are collecting both food items and monetary donations. Oswestry and Borders Foodbank wish to extend their thanks for the support shown by the club. Amazing things happen when the local community get involved! You can read the full article here: Shropshire: Oswestry’s […]

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Donations this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and here at Oswestry and Borders Foodbank we are preparing for a very busy season, expecting to support around 1000 people with Christmas food and gift hampers. As ever, we are reliant on the generosity of local individuals, businesses, churches, schools and community groups to ensure we can meet […]

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Join us for a screening of the award winning ‘I, Daniel Blake’ at Oswestry School

On Wednesday 22 November, Oswestry School will be hosting a screening of the deeply moving and award winning film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. The film follows Danie Blake and his struggle with living in poverty in the UK. Food will be included in the ticket price, produced by OsNosh. After the screening there will be an opportunity […]

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Shropshire Star’s Feed A Family Campaign Features the Oswestry & Borders Foodbank

Donations to food banks have decreased, yet the number of people needing their services is going up all the time. The Star’s Feed A Family appeal looks ahead to what’s likely to be a tough winter. By David Tooley A county foodbank has joined a national campaign to increase Universal Credit payments to at least […]

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New ways to give

Have you seen our new poster popping up all over town? It details our opening times and services we provide as well as providing new ways to give. We are always looking to expand the ways in which people can support us- particularly if we can make things easier and more convenient to use! For […]

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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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