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Guarantee the Essentials Campaign is Now Live!

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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Shropshire Star Article

This article was written by Paul Jenkins in the Shropshire Star. Here is a link to the original article. As part of the Shropshire Star’s Feed a Family Campaign, we are highlighting the work of food banks across the county and today look at the work of the Oswestry and Borders group and the support […]

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Give Online

You may now make donations to the Foodbank via Give As You Live. Either sign up for an account and raise money by shopping via the site or make a one-off donation: To make a one-off donation: Alternatively you can sign up to give when you shop. When you shop via Give as you Live […]

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AGM Agenda

Everyone welcome to Oswestry & Borders Foodbank AGM on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at Albert Road Church, Oswestry. See agenda below. Please note: Optional start time of 7pm for prayer, reflection, and thanks. Business starts at 7:30pm. If you would like to join via Zoom for 7:30pm, please let us know asap. In addition, we […]

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Cost of living crisis being seen with more needing Shropshire food bank’s help

Read the article by  Dominic Robertson in the Shropshire Star. More people are relying on help to eat, with that number set to “absolutely” increase, according to a Shropshire food bank project manager. Liz Jermy, project manager at Oswestry and Borders Food Bank, said the Government needed to do more to prevent what has become […]

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New Phone Number!

The foodbank landline number has changed to: 0300 10 20 110. This has been set up by Core Telecom who offer free phone lines to charities at no cost. 03 Numbers were introduced by OFCOM to clear up varying (and often confusing) call costs to most 08 numbers. Any call to a 03 number is […]

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Early Spring Bank Holiday Opening

The Foodbank is closed on Monday 2nd May 2002 but will be open 11:00 – 14:00 on Tuesday 3rd May. Normal opening hours (Monday and Thursday 11:00-14:00) will apply from Thursday 5th May onwards.

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Annual General Meeting

The Foodbank AGM will take place at 19:30 on Tuesday 21st June at Albert Road church, Oswestry.

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