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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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Spreading the Word

Manager Marion Homer and committee member David Whitfield attended Stratford Upon Avon Provider Fair at the Jobcentre on Wednesday 16th October, as the face of Stratford Foodbank, offering information on the work of our vital service to the local people of the town. Initially they were able to interact with local professionals from various organisations, […]

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Townswomen’s Guild are Great!

Stratford Foodbank is very blessed to be supported by such wonderful people, businesses and organisations in and around the local area. We have featured some of them in our recent web stories, and now we would like to thank another group of people who have been in the town for many years. The Townswomen’s Guild […]

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A new Foodbank Chaplain

At a recent meeting of Stratford Churches Together, Stratford’s Church leadership agreed to provide the Foodbank with a chaplain. A chaplain is a person of faith, or philosophical belief, who provides guidance and counselling to those in need in secular organisations. Stratford’s Chaplaincy will be a rotating one year role and started as of September […]

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NFU Mutual Harvest Generous Collection

Once again, NFU Mutual have come up trumps for Stratford on Avon Foodbank. Kieron Thompson from the Finance department said, “We were upset by hearing of stories in the press about the demand for foodbanks increasing during the summer holidays.  This prompted us to quickly arrange a collection across our finance division. Whilst there were […]

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Harvest most needed items – September 2019

Harvest most needed items: SOUP JAM/PEANUT BUTTER TINNED PIES SAVORY SNACKS UHT MILK/JUICE TINED TOMATOES PASTA SAUCES TINNED VEG COFFEE TINNED MEAT MEALS TOILETRIES LAUNDY PRODUCTS Thank you for supporting us. Copy to print link

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