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Our thanks to John Lewis

Many thanks to John Lewis employees for generously supporting the Bath Foodbank with Christmas items!

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Monday van driver required

Monday van driver required! Van operates out of the Batheaston warehouse. Drivers must be aged 30-70, with a clean driving licence and no recent claims history. Hours: Monday, 9.30am – midday Commitment is every week although may be rotated fortnightly depending on the availability of other drivers. If interested, please email pete.bathfb@gmail.com.

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Kingswood School donates advent calendars

A huge thank you to the pupils and parents of Kingswood School for donating nearly 200 advent calendars to us to give to Foodbank clients, as well as their regular donations and support amounting to half a ton of food in the last year. Fantastic work!

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Request for Christmas donations

Christmas-themed donations are very welcome, but we would be grateful if they could be with us by 11th/12th December, to ensure that they are distributed by Christmas. If they arrive after this date, we may be unable to send them out in time. Many thanks!

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Wessex Water generously provides replacement Foodbank van

We are extremely grateful to Wessex Water for their generosity in supplying us with a van to replace the existing one, which with a very high mileage, was becoming costly to run. This will make a huge difference to the smooth running of the Bath Foodbank – thank you so much!

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Wera Hobhouse MP visits the Bath foodbank

Bath MP, Wera Hobhouse, recently visited the Bath Foodbank. Her visit coincided with the release by the Trussell Trust of data for the last 6 months, which show a large increase in the use of foodbanks. In Bath we have seen a 38.9% increase in use over the last 6 months compared with the same period last […]

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Showing of ‘I, Daniel Blake’ with Ken Loach

Ken Loach’s film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’ was shown at Bath City Football Ground on Monday 23rd October. Following the film, which is the story of a number of people struggling with the harshness of the benefits system, there was a Q&A session when those attending had the opportunity to question the film’s director, Ken Loach. Afterwards, […]

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Supermarket Collection at Sainsbury’s, Odd Down – Saturday 2nd December

We are very grateful to Sainsbury’s for hosting another whole day Foodbank collection at their store in Odd Down. Do please come and support us on Saturday 2nd December as we collect food for families and individuals in need as we approach Christmas.

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New collection points at Nationwide Building Society

We are grateful for the support of the Nationwide Building Society who have offered to hold food collection points in their two Bath branches, at 31 Old Bond Street and 3/4 Bath Street. Each collection point has a list of items currently needed. Please do support this generous offer of help.  

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Bath Foodbank annual report published

The annual report for Bath Foodbank has been published, and can be viewed here: Bath Foodbank Annual Report 2016-2017 Excerpt from Chairman’s Foreword: “2016-17 has seen a consistent increase in the use of the Foodbank with 3010 people being given a food parcel of 3 meals per day for 3 days, an increase of 13.33% […]

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