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Supermarket Collection Success

Foodbank volunteers have been collecting food from Tesco customers over the last two weeks in the Wath and central Rotherham stores. Thank you to everyone who gave provisions, and a special thank you to the managers and staff at Tesco.

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Volunteers Needed

We’re looking for volunteers to help run the foodbank. If you can spare a few hours a week, why not get in touch. There are lots of things that need doing from sorting food and fundraising to meeting clients and supermarket collections. Why not see where you fit in?

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100th UK foodbank and first international foodbank launched!

Foodbanks are opening at an unprecedented rate to meet the high demand for emergency food aid: in 2011 The Trussell Trust has launched a new foodbank every week, launching its 100th UK foodbank this week. We’ve also launched our first international foodbank in Sofia, Bulgaria.    61,000 people nationwide have received emergency food handouts from The Trussell […]

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Actor Bill Nighy visits Foodbank

You may know him for his roles in Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean, but actor Bill Nighy is a keen campaigner on social justice. As one of the voices of the Robin Hood Tax campaign, Bill wanted to find out more about UK poverty and Oxfam suggested that he visit a Trussell Trust […]

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Okehampton Foodbank sees tenfold increase in clients

Following the closure of three local companies, Okehampton foodbank has seen numbers needing emergency food soar from 20 to 200 per week.  Unemployment in the Devon town has risen from 2% to nearly 12% leaving many former employees with no choice but to rely on food parcels from Okehampton foodbank until redundancy packages and benefit payments […]

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