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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

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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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Contents of a single parcel go up by £19 – food bank provider

Original article from BBC News – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-63385874.amp As the cost of living soars more people are turning to food banks to make ends meet. New Office for National Statistics data has shown that the price of pasta, tea, and chips has increased, with vegetable oil going up by 65% in a year. Overall, the price of budget […]

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Five ways the cost of living crisis is impacting food banks

The cost of living is leading to increased need and rising costs for food banks. Here are five ways that food banks are being impacted: Increased need The sharp rise in the cost of energy, food and other essentials, alongside the £20 cut to universal credit in October 2021, has meant that between April 2021 […]

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Food banks deliver message to Downing Street calling for urgent action

Today a letter signed by more than 3,000 food bank staff and volunteers was handed in to Downing Street, calling on Liz Truss to take urgent action to end the need for emergency food. Standing together, we’ve worked alongside the Independent Food Aid Network and Feeding Britain to collectively call on the Prime Minister to […]

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