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Stratford Foodbank App available – 21st March 2017

Download our app to your smartphone and stay connected. – Latest volunteering opportunities – Receive updated shopping list requirements – Stay in touch with the latest Foodbank news and updates Goto the App or Play store to download

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People needing Stratford Foodbank on the rise

From Stratford Observer link 7th March 2017 THE NUMBER of people needing the services of Stratford Foodbank has risen sharply. The foodbank usually hands out around 110 emergency food parcels each month, but in January that figure rose to nearly 150. Since the service – which offers a three day supply of food – opened in […]

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Coming Up in 2017

Foodbank AGM – Thursday 16th March 6pm. Tesco Fundraising Bag Packing – Saturday 20th May. Tesco July Food Collection – Friday 7th and Saturday 8th July. Tesco December Food Drive – Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st December and Saturday 2nd December.

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AGM – March 16th 2017 6pm

A warm invitation to the Annual General Meeting of the Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank  on Thursday March 16th, 2017 at 6.00pm in the Community Room, Alveston Primary School, Knights Lane, Tiddington CV37 7BZ. All are welcome to the AGM, to meet the Trustees, and learn more about how the Foodbank supports those in crisis in our town. Refreshments will be served. […]

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Foobank Cleanup February 2017

Not quite what was expected when six students from Stratford College were offered an opportunity to strut their stuff. On Wednesday 15th February the group came along with their tutor Scott Powles to spend the afternoon at Stratford Foodbank cleaning it inside and out as part of their studies. Mr Powles said  ‘The college hope to […]

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Schools and Young People Liaison Volunteers

Stratford Foodbank is looking to expand their team of volunteers who work with schools and young people in the area. Currently we have one volunteer (and the foodbank manager liasing with schools) and we have been very successful in tis area; attending assemblies, managing food collections, raising money etc. However, the more we engage the […]

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Please Remember The Foodbank This Harvest Festival

Stratford Foodbank are asking local schools, churches and community groups to consider collecting for them this harvest. Items particularly needed are toilet rolls, tinned soup, rice pudding and children’s treats.   In the past few years the Foodbank has gratefully received donations from churches and schools around harvest time. In turn, these donations have helped […]

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Voucher Administrator Needed

Stratford Upon Avon Foodbank are looking for a volunteer to undertake a key task; that of foodbank voucher administration. Since its creation in January 2013 Stratford’s Foodbank has fed an average 100 people a month, 20% of which are children. The foodbank works with partners across the town to identify those in need and relies […]

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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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