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Harvest Food Collections 2016

We are very pleased to accept food donations from schools within the Bath City area during the harvest period, but unfortunately not from outside Bath. If your school is within the catchment areas of either the Keynsham or Somer Valley Foodbanks, please contact them. If you are a Bath school and would like to collect […]

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Bath Foodbank Celebrates 5th Birthday!

Tuesday 13th September 2016 marks Foodbank’s 5th birthday! The Foodbank only exists because of the many volunteers who have committed their time to ensure its success, and so we want to take this opportunity of thanking every volunteer for their loyal and committed service, given by many for the whole 5 years. The generous gift of their time means that […]

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Van drivers needed

Applications are invited from volunteers willing to drive the Foodbank van to collect food donations from around the inner city area and to deliver food orders to our Distribution Centres within Bath.   The van operates weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings between the hours of 9.30am to about midday. The van is a long wheel-based Ford […]

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The Trussell Trust at the Charity Awards 2016

We were delighted and humbled to receive two accolades at the Charity Awards ceremony on June 9th – a category award for Social Care and Welfare and the Overall Winner. These awards serve to remind us that we have an important role to play in helping to stop UK hunger. We must thank all of […]

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Deputy warehouse manager required

A Deputy Warehouse Manager is required at our Batheaston warehouse to cover the Thursday morning shift. The position is voluntary and involves a regular weekly commitment to Thursday mornings between 9.30am and midday. The Deputy will assist the warehouse manager to manage a small group of voluntary workers to sort and store food donations. There […]

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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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Latest national Foodbank figures

“Thank you for the help at a difficult time of my life and keeping a spark of hope alive. A man can live about 40 days without food, 3 days without water, 5 minutes without air, but only one second without hope.”   Last week we released our latest figures, revealing that between April and September 2015, […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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