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There were Dinosaurs!?

This morning we welcomed in a very special donation, and one we think will ‘go down in history’ as our most creative donation drop-off to date! The ‘Canklow Dinosaurs’ worked alongside the Canklow community to create a huge donation of food – go and check out their Facebook page if you want to see all […]

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We won!

Last week we had some very exiting news! We were award Volunteers of the Year by the South Yorkshire police department! This is incredibly exiting as the staff have all worked so hard this year, and pushed through the lockdown too, so we feel this was very well deserved. We have already plastered this all […]

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Donations!

We’ve had so many incredibly generous donations coming in over the past few months, which is simply amazing! During the first lockdown, despite the disruption to the way we would normally function, we were able to adjust and adapt, and the donations continued to increase; it’s been amazing to watch people pull together to hold […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar

We’re holding another reverse advent this year starting on Monday 9th November! “What is a reverse advent calendar?” is a question we get a lot around this time of year, so here’s some information to fill you in. Reverse Advent calendars work by each day you putting 1 item aside (whether food or toiletries) into […]

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Volunteers needed for food collection at ASDA

We will be holding a food collection at ASDA on Aldwarke Lane in Rotherham on Friday 19 July between 9am and 4pm.  We are looking for volunteers to help for an hour or two.  These food collections are one of the main ways that we boost our food stocks during the year.  If you would […]

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Record food parcels and donations in 2018-19

Between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, Rotherham Foodbank provided 2,162 food parcels helping 4,451 people including 1,533 children.  This was a 20% increase compared to the previous year.  The main reasons for referrals were low income,benefit delays and benefit changes. We could only continue to meet the rising number of referrals for food […]

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Northern Powergrid Priority Services Register

The Northern Powergrid Priority Services Register is for customers who feel that they need a little extra support during a power cut. This could be for many reasons, for example if you have a medical condition, if you’re elderly or disabled, if you have young children or if you rely on electricity for medical equipment. […]

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Over 4,000 people helped in 2018

In 2018, Rotherham Foodbank issued 2,016 food parcels from our centres at Hope Centre and Full Life Church Maltby.  This helped 4,076 people including 1,401 children and was a 23% increase compared to 2017.  The main reasons for referrals to the Foodbank were low income, benefit delays and benefit changes.  We could only meet this […]

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Thankyou

A huge thankyou to the people of the borough of Rotherham and beyond for their incredible generosity.  In December 2018, you donated 10.7 tonnes of food and other items to Rotherham Foodbank.  This was over 2 tonnes more than had been given in one month before.  It includes 4.7 tonnes which was donated at the […]

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Tesco National Collection 2018 – 29/11/2018 – 01/12/2018

Thank you to those who have signed up to help with the National Collection at Tesco at the end of this month. We still have the following slots available for which we require people urgently: Rotherham: Saturday 11:00-17:00 Wath: Thursday 09:00-10:00, 15:00-17:00 Friday 09:00-10:00, 15:00-17:00 Saturday 09:00-17:00 Please get in touch if you are able […]

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