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Donation from Royal Berkshire Shooting School

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The Royal Berkshire Shooting School’s (RBSS) four Christmas Turkey Shoots raised a total of £1,228.48 last year, which kindly has been donated to us. The shooting school has run the festive clay shooting competitions since 2010. The money was raised via a fun sweepstake which saw each attendee guess the number of clays hit out of […]

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Celfinet UK Team donate to the West Berks Foodbank

Celfinet UK Team donate over £300 to the West Berks Foodbank, at our Newbury Foodbank Centre. We were fortunate to be selected as the company’s local recipient of their employee giving for 2016. Some of our volunteers for the day, gather (see photo) to see the handover by Susana Nogueira, and her colleague, André Marques, […]

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My AppleJuice donations to West Berkshire Foodbank

Richard Paget from My Apple Juice presents Hilary at our Hungerford Foodbank Centre, with crates of juice from apples donated by local residents. Our grateful thanks to Richard on behalf of the clients of the West Berks Foodbank.

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Local Schools & Businesses supporting the Foodbank

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Trinity School’s decorated boxes full of Christmas goodies (above). The photos seen below are from: The Oaks Pupil Referral Unit in Thatcham, with Julie & helper delivering their food parcels to Thatcham Foodbank Centre. Mary Hare School : Pupils and staff support the work of the foodbank with a great Christmas collection, seen by our van. […]

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Christmas “grab-bags” now filled!

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  Your generous donations of items from our Christmas Shopping list have enabled us to make up 96 grab-bags (which have been pre-filled with Christmas goodies), so that our clients & their families in crisis need won’t miss out on the coming festivities. These bags will be provided by our Foodbank Centres from 17th December. Sue […]

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Even more Harvest food donated!

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BUMPER HARVEST DONATIONS FOR THE WEST BERKS FOODBANK A huge thank you to all the local schools, churches, community groups and individuals for their generous donations during the Harvest period. We have been very busy collecting from many different sources again this year, from primary schools to secondary schools, village churches to town churches and it […]

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Harvest food donated

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Harvest Food being processed at our warehouse. Our Tuesday team (they tell me they’re the “A Team”) are date-reading and sorting, then packing, for later picking as needed. Heather, Robert, Daphne and Chris are seen here. Tonnes of food are arriving daily, from Churches, Schools and Supermarkets, which takes much dedicated time by our volunteers to organise on our […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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?

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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

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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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