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Foodbank Outlets Closed today 1/2/19

Both St Marks and Fishponds outlets are closed today due to the weather conditions We anticipate being open Monday and onwards at our normal outlet times and current vouchers and council referrals will be accepted at other outlets next week  

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Christmas Opening and Closing

Kingswood Outlet is open the 24th December and then all outets are closed until Tudor Road opens again on 2nd January and then all outlets run as normal after that.

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Foodbanks Closed Easter

All outlets are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Back to normal from Wednesday 4th April.

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Foodbanks Open Today

Fishponds and St Marks Road outlets are both open today and being run by smaller teams of local staff and volunteers.

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Christmas Food Donations

We just wanted to say a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to all the Businesses, Schools and Individuals who collected and donated over 8 tonnes of food to us in the run up to Christmas. It was a bit overwheming but really encouraging.

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Advent Calendar Gift

A lovely gift of 60 Advent Calendars from Julie Coulthard and the Western Power Distribution staff in Bristol. These will be a great treat for children of families we feed. We are now taking gifts of Christmas Fayre to add to our regular food parcels in December so families can celebrate Christmas like the rest […]

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Eat Well, Spend Less!

Two ladies at the Eat Well Spend less event

At East Bristol Foodbank, Sally and Kingswood volunteers Mary, Ann and Wendy have just finished a 6-week pilot course called Eat Well, Spend Less with a CCM group called ‘MY TIME’. The course has been designed by the Trussell Trust to help people on low incomes eat well and also tackles issues such as food safety, budgeting, […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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