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Support Us and Swim for Free on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December

The Leisure Centre has been supporting the Foodbank since earlier this year, for which we are very grateful. However, they now have a visible collection point where donations can be left. For a limited period, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December only, to reward you for your donation, Stratford Leisure Centre will allow you a […]

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Foodbank Food drive produces amazing results

 We had an extremely successful food drive last week, taking an amazing 2.1 tonnes of food in just three days. The collection took place at Tesco on the Birmingham Road from Thursday 21st November to Saturday 23rd November with the food donated valued at over £3,700. The collection was a huge team effort and included […]

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Little Girl with a Large Heart

Abbi is just 7 years old, yet she has a compassion for those down on their luck beyond her years. Always encouraged by her family to think of others and how she might be able to help when things are tough for people, she has previously saved up some of her pocket money to buy […]

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Listers Love Helping!

As we approach the season of generosity and goodwill, it is only right that we acknowledge the debt of gratitude that we owe to Listers in Stratford. For the fifth year running, they have set up collection points in four of their dealerships in Western Road, and at their Head Office, in order for staff […]

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Emergency Food Parcel demand up over 100% in 5 years

Stratford upon Avon Foodbank has revealed shocking figures of increasing demand over the last five years. In its recent ‘State of Hunger’ report foodbank network the Trussell Trust reported a 73% increase in demand over 5 years, but in Stratford that figure is much higher. The town’s Foodbank reports that demand for their services has […]

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Be part of the UK’s largest charity food collection

Stratford Foodbank is asking the local community to help support people in crisis this Christmas by donating to the UK’s largest food collection. The Food Collection will take place at Stratford’s Tesco Superstore from the Thursday, November 21 until Saturday, November 23. During the Tesco Food Collection volunteers will be greeting customers with a list […]

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Foodbank to distribute three hundred Christmas Hampers  

Stratford Foodbank is getting ready for its busiest time of the year. Volunteers are busy preparing for an expected, but unfortunate peak in demand in December; managing hugely generous harvest festival food donations from many schools, churches, businesses and community groups; and getting set to create over 300 community Christmas hampers for distribution in December.   […]

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Foodbank ‘Reverse’ Advent Calendar

The ‘Reverse’ Advent Calendar is a simple concept; instead of a calendar where you open a door to a chocolate or picture, you give instead. Each day during advent you put aside a food donation so, by the end of December, you have a collection of goods ready to drop off to your  local Foodbank. […]

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Most Wanted items December

The foodbank is preparing for Christmas donation projects and would be grateful for any of the following items. Please note: All festive items should be with us, or in a collection basket, by Wednesday December 4th Tinned ham Mince pies, Yule logs, Small Xmas cakes, Small Christmas puddings, Tinned custard Christmas crackers Christmas sweets Biscuit […]

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No tricks, only treats!

Stratford on Avon Foodbank are extremely grateful to Stratford Football Club for allowing us to launch our Grand Christmas Draw at their Halloween and Firework event last weekend. The draw gives us the opportunity to raise funds for the Foodbank, as we look to move into our new premises having outgrown, sadly, our current base […]

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